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    Theo Epstein Resigns; Hoyer Stays

    Hahn may leave sometime, but I think Hoyer understands that GM's often don't have the final say. They'd probably still have Jimenez if he did: If Jed Hoyer Had Been in Charge, It's Possible He Wouldn't Have Made the Jose Quintana Trade | Bleacher Nation
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    Theo Epstein Resigns; Hoyer Stays

    That article is from 2013 and Eddie Einhorn passed away in 2016. I believe at one point Einhorn owned as much if not more of the Sox than Reinsdorf. So its possible he bought out his interest and significantly increased his percentage at that time.
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    Offseason Targets

    Pretty much all of them, which is remarkable at 120 years old.
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    Offseason Targets

    Veeck bought the pennant winning team during spring training 1959. He didn't build that team. He did, however, tear it apart afterward. Veeck also tried to move the team, albeit much more quietly than Reinsdorf.
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    Offseason Targets

    Veeck's health was also a big reason the move to Denver was averted. As I understand it he would have run the team with financing from Marvin Davis. But Veeck's health had deteriorated to the point where that wasn't reasonable. They supposedly had a handshake agreement on a lease for Mile HIgh Stadium.
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    Offseason Targets

    Veeck deserves his spot in the HOF for his contributions changing the atmosphere of the game to a fan oriented experience. He was, however, a bad judge of baseball talent and drove the White Sox from a pennant winner into mediocrity his first time here and had no chance to compete his second. However, we would probably all be A's fans today without his efforts, and for that we should be grateful.
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    Sox hire Cairo as bench coach

    I don't know about the White Sox past or present, but I do know that a lot of teams have the bench coach pretty much run spring training, complete planning and day to day running of things.
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    Sox hire Cairo as bench coach

    Pretty much every manager in the history of baseball has at least a strong say in selecting their bench coach, whether it be retaining or replacing the current one. Complaining about this is ridiculous. If it was the buddy system, he would have retained McEwing as bench coach.
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    Minor League Upheaval

    I would like to see that. They have a great ballpark. I would do a couple of road trips.
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    Minor League Upheaval

    There is definitely a lack of AAA and AA teams in the area, at least reasonable driving distance. The Cougars attempted this synergy with the Cubs, it had only a minor effect on their attendance and the Cubs bailed quickly to South Bend.
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    Minor League Upheaval

    The Indianapolis Indians are a Pirates farm club, have been for a number of years. And the Iowa Oaks were a Sox farm team in the 70's and early 80's I believe.
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    Minor League Upheaval

    This sucks. I'm sure that when someone put the numbers in a spreadsheet this makes great sense. Which is exactly why decisions shouldn't be made by spreadsheet alone. A multi billion dollar industry needs to be better than this.
  13. I just googled "Tony LaRussa time traveler" 428,000 results. Hopefully he uses that skill to help the Sox.
  14. I will add on to this: Bill Veeck was probably one of the most socially progressive owners in the history of the game. Read up on him. He participated heavily in the civil rights movement in the 60's, and was well know for his support of equality. Veeck hired LaRussa. He didn't just pick him out of the blue, he hired him based on what he (and Hemond) learned from his time in the minors and as a bench coach. He knew LaRussa inside out, and was a good judge of character. If you are calling LaRussa racist, you are also stating the Veeck knowingly hired a racist, and implicate him as well. Say what you will about Reinsdorf, and there is definitely lots to criticize, his history has been one of promoting and supporting minorities, both in the office and on the field. Again, I don't think there is an owner who has been more involved in baseball in programs and hiring decisions to promote equality. Just read the comments by Kim Ng about him that came out this week. Reinsdorf knows LaRussa inside out as well. If you are calling LaRussa racist, you are calling Reinsdorf racist as well for his involvement with TLR. Reinsdorf and Veeck have probably done more for the cause of equality in terms of actual action than the majority of "woke" message board attackers have done in total their entire lives. I'll take their judgement on this issue over the screaming mob any day.
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