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    Offseason Targets

    Hosts on the Score have speculated Jerry hired LaRussa to dissuade free agents from wanting to come here. There will likely be minimal to no fans allowed once again. Jerry and owners will likely pull the same bullshit as last year and lock players out again for a 40-60 game exhibition season and 16+ team playoff scheme, and then cancel 2022 and perhaps 2023 in an attempt to grab a few dollars extra in the next CBA. Perhaps Jerry can run out the entire clock on the White Sox competitive window if he lives long enough. ‘Finish in second place every single year because your fans will say ‘Wow, we’ve got a shot, we’re in it,’ but there’s always the carrot left. There’s always one more step to take.'” - Jerry Reinsdorf's White Sox Mission Statement written in 1980
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    Tony LaRussa DUI About 3,430,000 results (0.40 seconds) Perhaps LaRussa can time travel to several decades, when old times were not forgotten (perhaps the 1940s or 1950s) before he began drinking and driving, and think about someone other then his selfish ass for once in his life. Perhaps Jerry Reinsdorf can also travel back in time, though he only needs to travel a few months to the time he stated there was no reason for Tony LaRussa to go back to managing. Of course this was before Tony's latest DUI and need for the job to pay millions in bar tabs across the country. "Managing, it just takes an awful lot out of you. There's nothing else for him to accomplish. You know, he's won three World Series, and uh, he's in the Hall of Fame. And so, there's no reason for him to go back to managing, and have to try to deal with people 22 years old when you're 75 years old." _ Jerry Fucking Reinsdorf, earlier this year. 6:23
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    It has, you are either unaware or choose to ignore it. A Google search of "Tony LaRussa racist" comes up with 446,000 results. Ron Gant, Ozzie Smith, Royce Clayton, Brian Jordan. "You do the math. Something's not right there." La Russa banned Ozzie Smith from the Saint Louis clubhouse as manager. Ozzie Smith truly is a "Legit" First Ballot Hall of Famer, but unlike Tony, Ozzie drives sober, so no need to flash his HOF ring during DUI arrests like "Jerry's Guy". Also, how many managers feel the need to deny being a racist at their introductory press conference, despite the fact Tony was prepped for weeks and was not even asked if he was a racist. LaRussa's performance and responses reminded me of a dying Governor George Wallace in Four Little Girls. Wallace referred to Eddie Holcey, his male Black nurse/caregiver, as his best friend. Eddie looked at Wallace with an expression of WTF?! The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Tony LaRussa, sincerely committed to restoring the WHITE in Chicago White Sox.
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    Just waiting for TKKKLR's next drunk driving video and arrest documents to be released on TMZ. In the interim, Jerry asked Kenny to add an additional job duty to his role to insure no future DUIs occur while Tony is manager. Below is a clip of Kenny's first day driving Miss Tony. Sorry, the part of Tony demanding Kenny kiss his HOF ring is not included.
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    Offseason Targets

    Sox made a major move I hoped they would this off-season, replacing Don Cooper with Ethan Katz. Would like to see the following to close out the team (Priority Order). Add a #3/#4 SP: Walker, Quintana, Odorizzi, Paxton (2 years / $10M year). Perhaps add a second flyer, Garrett Richards ($7M / 1 year + a team option). Alex Colome (2 years @ $8M/year). Sure, Springer would be great at a reasonable contract, but wouldn't mind Bradley Jr's defense and ability to sub Roberts for off days or an injury. Pederson is OK as a third option, but more of a platoon at this point, not sure if he's worth it. Wouldn't mind seeing a few RPs brought in for depth, nothing high profile is needed, reevaluate in July.
  6. Kim was well qualified for this position, more so than many in the role today. Congratulations to the Miami Marlins for their excellent hire. I expect a third Marlins World Series Championship under her tenure. Perhaps she can then replace the asshat in Manhattan and become the first woman commissioner in North American Sports, and the first human and competent MLB Commissioner in decades. Kim Ng Might Be IS a Giant. Rick Hahn: "You're asking for the world for this player." Kim Ng: "I don't want the world, I just want your half."
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    Jose Abreu wins 2020 AL MVP

    The White Sox had the American League's last Player Manager (Don Kessinger) under Bill Veeck in 1979. Pete Rose was the only one who served after. The White Sox were also the last team to consider a player manager, Paul Konerko, before signing Robin Ventura (a missed opportunity IMO).
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    Jose Abreu wins 2020 AL MVP

    We can only speculate, but my take was he was just trying to control his emotions, stop from crying. It took him a minute or so at the beginning to stop crying after the announcement. Jose is pretty laid back on the field and would assume off, and this was a unique circumstance. If it were Carlos Quentin, I may have a different assumption. Viewers could see how really important the award was to Jose, both for professional and personal reasons, which made me / us even more happy he won it.
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    Offseason Targets

    Ha, haters gonna hate. @Leonard Zelig _ The word is slang when coupled with Sugar.
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    Offseason Targets

    Funny segment at the end of Laurence Holmes covering Jeff Passan’s interview about breaking the DUI story, including speculation regarding Twitter posters @wetbut23 and @Mr.Sugar(male anatomy) as Passan’s DUI source, and whether it was in house or not. Coupled with all the Twitter banter here with random Chicago chain fast food IDs, very amusing day and much needed after the debacle. That Twitter World be cray cray, but keep’em coming.
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    Jose Abreu wins 2020 AL MVP

    Thanks for linking. Very emotional. I have family in Cuba, never seen my grandparents alive. It’s incredibly difficult to leave people you love with a strong chance you’ll never see them again. Jose hit his forehead at the end, very mixed emotions for him, bittersweet. Hope he can one day find peace and reunite with his parents and family.
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    Robert Kraft co-sign. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/robert-kraft-prostitution-charges-dropped-florida-prosecutors-n1240964 Jim Irsay co-sign. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nfl/jim-irsay-suspended-6-games-after-dwi-plea-1.2753283
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    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    Agreed. Great hire. I’d prefer Hahn and key players like Lucas Giolito and Tim Anderson recruit and hire the coaching staff. Tony would never have recruited Katz.
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    White Sox Radio Headed to ESPN 1000

    Not sure why they made announcement this week, when they could have done so after their broadcast team was signed.
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    White Sox Radio Headed to ESPN 1000

    Boyer interviewed, no other details were disclosed including announcers (game or pre/post), noted Jerry's empty communication released this morning.
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    Offseason Targets

    Not "jumping off a cliff", just stating the current situation. For every public statement player, there are many more not commenting publicly, but will just avoid the situation. The White Sox are at a competitive disadvantage this free agent season. There is no coaching staff in place, the organization is fully engaged in unnecessary damage control. There are many competitive teams with a good core. Players want to play in a place they feel comfortable. Tim Anderson, the team leader, is not comfortable based on his statements. Dallas Keuchel was the only FA signing last year by a player who could have signed elsewhere for the same / possibly more $/years.
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    MLB Award Week

    I hope Jose Abreu wins, and is not told to "stifle yourself" and ordered to decline all interviews by Jerry Reinsdorf's PR minions, to protect Jerry's crony hire and the continued backlash.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf - time to go? Yay or Nay!

    Can't see any option other than the first listed winning. A poll with a chance of getting a divergence in opinion would be what is your top reason Jerry Reinsdorf should go after 40 seasons? Here are my five options, though perhaps others have other reasons (like threatening to move to Tampa in 1986): 1980 - The Chicago White Sox had a relatively 50/50 fan attendance / interest split in Chicago. This severely eroded under Jerry Reinsdorf's tenure. 1990 - Coup d'etat of Fay Vincent and installation of puppet Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner to eliminate any objectivity or representation beyond ownership. 1994 - MLB Season lockout and cancellation, and the impact on the first place White Sox, the Montreal Expos which were destroyed, or MLB as a sport. 2005 - The only season in 40 years the White Sox advanced in the playoffs. "Show fans the carrot" and don't leave a dollar on the table is his operating philosophy. 2020 - The Tony LaRussa Hostage Crisis, ruining all goodwill earned by the players and fostering near universal toxicity throughout the White Sox Organization.
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    Offseason Targets

    Several months ago, the White Sox were in Spring Training receiving high praise, while the Bulls were the laughing stock of the NBA. Who would have thought that before the year ended, a complete role reversal would occur. The Chicago Bulls became a destination for high profile executives, coaches, and free agents. Meanwhile, the Chicago White Sox are now considered the laughing stock of MLB, a team free agents openly shun due to their deplorable leadership. I doubt any players with legitimate options elsewhere will want to play in this most toxic work environment.
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    That twitter post is fire, like gatherings at Tony LaRussa's house.
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    Lunhow sues Astros over sign stealing

    MLB will NEVER allow this to go to a public trial. The case will either go to a private arbitration session, or be settled out of court. Everything stated in the filing about MLB’s sham investigation and Manfred’s report being a complete whitewash of Jim Crane is absolutely true. That said, Luhnow is a complete scumbag.
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    No, but what is an absolute crock of shit is anything out of Tony LaRussa’s or Jerry Reinsdorf’s mouth. There is no fool like an old fool. “I accept full responsibility for my conduct, and assure everyone that I have learned a very valuable lesson and that this will never occur again,” - Tony LaRussa, after his 2007 conviction for criminal DUI. "Managing, it just takes an awful lot out of you. There's nothing else for him to accomplish. You know, he's won three World Series, and uh, he's in the Hall of Fame. And so, there's no reason for him to go back to managing, and have to try to deal with people 22 years old when you're 75 years old." - Jerry Reinsdorf, February 2020 6:23 mark
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/opponents-of-arizonas-immigration-law-take-their-protests-to-the-ballpark "I'm actually a supporter of what Arizona's doing. … The national government doesn’t fix your problem, and you've got a problem, they've got to take care of it themselves," La Russa said.
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    La Russa arrested for DUI in Feb; charged day before hire

    Tony LaRussa is a huge supporter of Sheriff Joe's racial profiling, and of protesters supporting Sheriff Joe. Sheriff Joe was shit-canned by voters a few years ago, but one would not be surprised if many officers formerly under his command still look out for "their people", and that they "just so happened" to file Tony LaRussa's criminal DUI paperwork in a wrong jurisdiction. Perhaps Tony's DUI blood vile will "just so happen" to fall and crack on the floor, with contents unable to be admitted as evidence. It will be one big coincidence, and Tony will be deemed "innocent". Funny how people are crying about "Tony's civil rights" somehow being violated as if the presiding Arizona judge in Tony LaRussa's most recent DUI criminal case posts on SoxTalk. This is the same Tony LaRussa who supported Sheriff Joe's racial profiling, denying thousands of people their, wait for it, civil rights. Tony also backed the "sincere" protesters backing Sheriff Joe's racial profiling policies; the same racial profiling activity that led to a conviction of one Sheriff Joe. But of course, Sheriff Joe is "innocent" as well, since he received a political pardon.
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