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  1. 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.


  2. 1 hour ago, Jose Abreu said:

    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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  3. 2 hours ago, RagahRagah said:Guys like Rensdorf don't go to jail for anything and technically he didn't commit a crime; but the ONLY way to make a difference here is to hurt his pocketbook. 

    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

     


  4. 5 minutes ago, EloyJenkins said:

    What he did with Giolito mattered. It also is great for the young staff. Better than a retread, and a positive sign towards analytics. My biggest question is was TLR at all part of the process or is Hahn doing his work regardless and this causes friction in the future?

    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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  5. 1 hour ago, maloney.adam said:

    I get your point but wow jumping off the cliff already? It’s only November 12th so relax! So far only one free agent has publicly come out and said that he doesn’t want to play for the Sox and most likely its because he wanted to go back to the Mets anyways. We still have a young promising team.

    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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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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  8. On 11/9/2020 at 12:52 PM, Quin said:

    Discovery is about to be some fun shit.

    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.


  9. 7 minutes ago, The Hawk said:

    Wow. So now this isn't screwed up enough so lets point the blame on a Sheriff, huh? What a crock.

    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

     


  10. 4 minutes ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

    Sheriff Joe is the guy who took pride in his "desert tent camps" where he would illegal detain and keep people in these tents that were brutally hot. It's astonishing he was able to do this for some long. He is a grade A piece of crap.

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/21/arizona-phoenix-concentration-camp-tent-city-jail-joe-arpaio-immigration

    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.


  11. 54 minutes ago, oldsox said:

    Sorry if this was already covered, but why did it take Arizona authorities 8 months to charge him?  Incident was in Feb, charged in Oct.

    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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  12. 16 minutes ago, bmags said:

    I was actually mad listening to it. 

    Agreed, every word was thoroughly disgusting. 

    Bob Nightengale related links below,

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving - National: https://www.madd.org/

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Illinois: https://www.madd.org/illinois/

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Arizona: https://www.madd.org/arizona/

    Gannet Corporation: 

    https://www.gannett.com/contact/

    USA Today: 

    https://www.usatoday.com/contact/staff/ 

    https://twitter.com/therealmccarter

    https://twitter.com/nicole_carroll 

    MLB: 

    https://www.mlb.com/official-information/about-mlb

    https://www.mlb.com/sponsorship/official-sponsors

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNightengale

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  13. 2 hours ago, bmags said:

    No, he absolutely was minimizing this, I just listened to the interview

    Then Bob was completely inaccurate at best, or an MLB / JR / TLR apologist at worst.

    Two or three glasses of wine during a normal 45-60 minute meal would not render someone Tony’s weight (6’ 0”, at least 180 lbs) 0.095, his reported BAC obtained hours after police arrested him.

    https://communitylawfirm.com/bac-calculator

    Unless these were the wine glasses.

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  14. 5 minutes ago, bmags said:

    Bob should be ashamed of himself.

    I think a direct quote is required to determine whether the unclear summary of Bob’s comments were directed at the legal ramifications of a “first offense” conviction in the State of Arizona, or whether he stated the act of driving drunk is “not a big deal”.

    Its likely the former, if the latter, than he needs to be called out on it, and would deserve a public campaign against him for his statement.


  15. 32 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

    It is dangerous because if enough people share that opinion and decide to do something about it , that can be the 1st step in anarchy or mob rule.

    If you are just exercising your rights in a meaningless squabble in the grand scheme of things then I see no problem with that . But we cannot be naive that these things lead to overly emotional, irrational thought and when people are in an irrational, angry state of mind, all it takes is a leader with rational thought to rule the mob of the angry to start a revolution. A revolution to get LaRussa fired is great as long as we do not violate his civil rights in the process .

    Perhaps you can explain how folks on a message board posting their opinions, or fans calling advertisers of an organization they have an issue with have the ability to violate Tony LaRussa’s civil rights.

    @CaliSoxFanViaSWside I did follow the discussion, your statement makes no sense.

    Are you claiming a civil war or violent overthrow of the government to convict Tony LaRussa, based on a White Sox message board, is some type of realistic or credible threat of his civil rights?

     

     

     

     


  16. 5 minutes ago, ScooterMcGee said:

    All you need to do is look 2 posts above my post you replied to. I am not quoting a post that wishes someone dead. And it's not the only one either. There are others. Why the fuck would I say people should stop doing it if it weren't happening?

    The post is about a Peter Gammons interview. If anyone is hysterical here, it's you clutching your pearls because "people are storming Steve Stone's Twitter account" to address his asinine comments. If Steve Stone had any sense he would have STFU and posted nothing yesterday, just as LaRussa has STFU with non MLB media since his hire.

    But Stone can't help himself, just like Tony couldn't help himself by repeatedly misconstruing legitimate protests, and demanding "sincerity" from adult players before deeming them worthy of expressing their opinions. This from the same drunken ass clown who stated

     “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” after his 2007 DUI conviction.

    The same drunken violent lunatic who has threatened physical harm to others over the years, including during his time here, his time in Saint Louis when he swung a fungo bat at a reporting asking about steroids, and his incident in Pittsburgh, confronting their broadcast team for calling out his bean-ball wars over the decades.

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  17. 27 minutes ago, ScooterMcGee said:

    I don't like any of this as much as the next guy but yall need to calm down with the wishing Reinsdorf was dead comments. It's a fucking game. People don't need to die over stupid decisions they make about a GAME. Even if it is the game we all love, and the team we've supported our entire lives, it's still a game. Stop wishing people dead over it. It's childish and a horrible way to represent the fanbase.

    Quote one post anyone made wishing anyone dead? Many want Reinsdorf and or LaRussa to step down.

    I wish drunk drivers didn't kill 36,500 Americans each year, and I wish habitual drunk drivers like Tony LaRussa were taken off the road permanently, versus being rewarded over far better options in all aspects via a pathetic and cringe-worthy crony hire.


  18. Just wait for the backlash when the four letter network announces “Jerry’s Guy”and current WMVP gambling segment host Mike North as part of the 2021 White Sox broadcast team.

    May as well rip the whole bandaid off announce the hiring of “Tony’s guys”

    1. Pitching Coach (Curt Schilling)
    2. Bullpen Coach (John Rocker)
    3. Hitting Coach (Aubrey Huff)
    4. Bench Coach (Dr. Ed Lewis)

  19. Tony “Too Legit To Quit” LaRussa Timeline:

    1. LaRussa arrested a second time for DUI.
    2. LaRussa contacts Jerry stating he’ll need a job once this leaks.
    3. Jerry agrees to hire him next season, and sics his paid for media dogs (Stone, Ozzie, Frank) on Renteria throughout the season.
    4. White Sox finish with best record since 2005.
    5. Jerry orders Hahn to fire Renteria, who Hahn just extended, and hire LaRussa.
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