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  2. Stinky Stanky

    Tony La Russa

    Casey Stengel did once say after being named Manager of the Year "I couldn't have done it without the players." Smart man who could sound like a fool if you didn't listen carefully.
  3. quickman

    RF Thread

    Cease stop using the curve. Use the curve.
  4. runtheballdown

    Tony La Russa

    Success is generally achieved when you have better players than the other team. Give me the best roster in a league and I’ll beat you 60-65% ofthe time even in an arbitrary game like baseball. In hockey I’ll beat you 80-85% of the time with a better roster. that assumes I’m not a complete idiot and know nothing about the sport I’m coaching.
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  6. SonofaRoache

    Tony La Russa

    Hmm. I'm not sure if he is the guy then. Sounds like Hahn wants more success out of the next guy. Although being an assistant on a great team helps.
  7. SonofaRoache

    Tony La Russa

    Again, there is a difference between being ignorant and being racist. TLR, like most Caucasians in the US, are not around Black people much. Thus, many people do not understand racism or that it is even a big problem because they aren't exposed to it. . This becomes two fold when the Black people you encounter are wealthy professional athletes removed from their previous situations. While I was in college, people had no idea I grew up in Englewood after living in the Projects for a while. When people see me now, most assume I've always had a great life and transfer my success to other Black people. People cannot imagine the struggle and difficulty just making it day to day. Since they don't see it, it is assumed that everyone is on equal footing and that those who are struggling in life are doing so because they don't work hard, or because they failed in life. I don't consider this to be intentional racism, but mass ignorance that needs to be addressed as a country.
  8. maloney.adam

    Tony La Russa

    Bob Geren wouldn’t be that homerun hire. Maybe something to look into but I don’t see him exciting the fan base or a good fit for the team. His winning percentage isn’t that great. He does have postseason experience but so does the other candidates that are on the list. I can see Detroit maybe hiring him.
  9. SoxAce

    World Series- Dodgers vs Rays

    Wander Franco posted his World Series jersey on his IG story... 👀
  10. My school's team in ranked #1 in the San Antonio area. It's amazing how the players embrace the culture and work hard in the classroom.
  11. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Tony La Russa

    I don't think they can win it. Too many already view TLR as a racist. Not a good look. Too old . Too long retired, Already in the HOF because he completed his career. Do you want to risk offending our players , our fans, the fans of baseball all over the world ? What message would the White Sox as an organization be sending ? Does Hahn really want to speak over and over to defend his choice of TLR or Hinch. They don't need a controversial pick like Hinch or TLR, despite the old saying that "There is no such thing as bad publicity." That era is over.
  12. bmags

    Tony La Russa

    Ah. Yeah I looked at him last week but didn’t see any mentions of him so figured there wasn’t interest in the NL teams.
  13. greg775

    Tony La Russa

    I wasn't trying to blast you.
  14. Look at Ray Ray Run

    Tony La Russa

    There was literally nothing intelligent about ChiSox1917's ignorant post filled with inaccuracies and mistruths. The fact that the guy wrote this sentence: "i dont agree that their experiences trump impersonal data and statistics that there is a systemic issue of racism in this country." Shows how ignorant and misinformed he is. People that continue to spew this nonsense should not be respected for "having a differing opinion." Their unwillingness to listen is exactly why things haven't improved for so many.
  15. Y2Jimmy0

    Tony La Russa

    .470 winning % after being a long time minor league manager
  16. SonofaRoache

    Tony La Russa

    He was fired for being awful and replaced by Melvin wasn't he?
  17. Y2Jimmy0

    Tony La Russa

    Bob Geren is a former catcher, really heavily into analytics and has managing experience. The White Sox have a type in this search outside of one major outlier.
  18. SonofaRoache

    Tony La Russa

    To clarify my stance. I do not think TLR is misinformed because he does not believe kneeling during the anthem is appropriate. I think he is misinformed about another comment he made in addition to it. As Sox fans it is nice to share our views as it adds perspective and knowledge to each of us. That is why I am glad this thread has not been locked. But as I said in my most recent post, calling someone a racist is a VERY big deal. And as a man of color, I will always give someone the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. People grow up in different situations and are taught different beliefs and I'm okay with that. A racist to me is someone that actively discriminates, puts down, and oppresses because of race. I don't think TLR fits the bill here because I think he is simply an abrasive and outspoken personality to begin with regardless of your race. I think many Sox fans also won't give his comments the benefit of the doubt because they don't want him here at all costs.
  19. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    And few tourists or outside contact. When I was out that way a couple months ago I stopped in a gas station and put on a mask and fresh gloves to go inside. The clerk thanked me and mentioned how she felt bad but she wasn't as neighborly to strangers as she normally would have been. But I noticed her spraying and wiping as I was leaving. We had 450 students sign up for in person classes but less than 200 are actually coming on campus. Our total enrollment is 3,200. I have one or two in each class each day and basically have to ignore them in person and work with them on line. Anecdotally it seems more students that selected virtual classes are testing positive than in person. We believe it's because many of those kids are working in fast food and retail operations. The district is requesting all teachers report to campus which is causing some stress. Currently about 120 of our 140 teachers are on campus.
  20. Orlando

    Tony La Russa

    Searched Rob Green on google. First article I see: https://www.ibtimes.com/oakland-fires-manager-bob-green-after-disastrous-performance-644762?amp=1
  21. Chicago White Sox

    Tony La Russa

    Totally forgot he managed the A’s back in the day. Definitely someone worth talking to if you’re doing a complete interview process.
  22. Orlando

    Tony La Russa

    Got excited for a second and then realized that Ron Washington’s team is out. Has to be Rob Green.
  23. maloney.adam

    Tony La Russa

    Bob Geren
  24. hi8is

    Tony La Russa

    Robert is probably his given name and his Sir name is near to a color.
  25. Y2Jimmy0

    Tony La Russa

    There’s another former manager in one of the dugouts as well.
  26. maloney.adam

    Tony La Russa

    I said it’s either Dave Roberts or Matt Quatraro. The either was the key word. Obviously your too stuck in la la land about TLR to even read my post carefully. I would be all for a Roberts hire but did I say he is a candidate? No, I was only mentioning it as an option or a possibility.
  27. Things are seldom just black or white. Many shades of gray IMO.
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