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  1. greg775

    Poll: Rate How You Feel About TLR

    I'm very happy and kind of embarrassed for Sox nation. Fans have treated Tony terribly on Twitter and many on this board have been quite negative. People need to get a grip IMO. The guy is old. He's been in the public eye since his 20s. Yes he's made some mistakes. He also has a helluva baseball resume and I just betcha in his long life he's given a lot back to society in the forms of $$$ to good causes, etc. I could be mistaken, but MLB makes it easy for some guys to embrace different charities if they wish to do so and I betcha Tony has been generous. Just a guess. I respect Tony's baseball knowledge and despite some shortcomings on a couple occasions in his personal life, he's by no means the devil. I hope Sox fans who despise the hire suck it up and support him. Geez it's going to be a miserable time around here and in his tenure if fans hate, hate, hate. Trust greg on this one ... Tony will not disappoint, health permitting. GO SOX! Lets win a title or three. Team still has a lot of work to do on the roster.
  2. I thought it was a pretty good WS, but I had to shake my head in disgust at so many hitters with the uppercut trying to hit it out. HR or K. Disgusting form of baseball. I'll give the pitchers the benefit of the doubt for only going 4-5.5 innings as starters cause of no spring training. But modern baseball certainly angers me.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I wonder if you even listen to him. I don't like blanket statements. I like to consider everything them make up my mind. Whitlock has quite a fat wallet for a supposed dummy.
  4. Well, I agree with all 3 moves. Nice start to offseason.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Look ... politics go both ways. I encourage you to listen to Whitlock and get back to me. There are two sides to ALL political issues. Balta, just because you believe something doesn't mean it's right. There are two opinions on all matters involving politics. also
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Fair question. If he did that, there should be an investigation and if guilty, I'd be for a lifetime ban of Tony. Fair enough.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Politics and sports do not mix, period. If they continue to mix, crowds are going to be down down down and TV ratings will continue to plummet. I'm not sure why some consider Tony LaRussa a monster. I'd love to see all the help he's given to less fortunate and support he's given to charity through the years. I don't know for sure, but even though he's mighty crabby (so is Belichick) I bet Tony is a fine man. Anybody who simply dismisses him as a bad man without a full examination of his life, is simply unfair IMO.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    That's kind of unfair, isn't it? But thanx for answering my question; I do appreciate that.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Did anybody even ask Tony in the press conference about his kneeling stance? Is this is a big issue regarding Tony or a message board thing?
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Greg was in favor of both moves. Trust me, I know Tony is gonna lead the White Sox to greatness. Sad that he had to tweet tonight that not everybody is happy. I wish Tony the best of health and the rest will take care of itself. Open up your hearts and somebody please start a thread that welcomes Tony to Chicago.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    I voted today and felt good about how it was handled by the people in Kansas. I don't sense any funny stuff going on. I'm convinced we are in a new era and yes I am concerned about the election being corrupt and fixed. Today renewed my faith in the system at least in Kansas.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I'm starting to get upset for my team and city after reading Twitter. Some Sox fans are brutalizing LaRussa verbally. One guy says he's "embarrassed." You'd think we hired Bozo the Clown or one of Andy the Clown's relatives instead of a HALL OF FAMER. My guess is it's concern about his age even if people won't admit "age-ism." I thought my team and city could show more class than dismiss a Hall of Famer like this. Can't even wait and see? I can't wait til the few of us that support this move and/or are willing to give Tony-baby a chance get the last laugh. Go to Twitter, type in LaRussa and be embarrassed for some/most? Sox fans. Seriously. How bout welcoming Tony to town and giving him a chance. Sorry if I'm out of line. I just got very upset reading Twitter.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I'll conclude by saying "Don't worry; be happy." If you live in Chicago you usually get our weather a day later so look forward to tomorrow, not a cloud in the sky, light breeze, fall colors abounding and TONY LARUSSA is your new manager. He's not going to fail, folks. Have a glass of wine, beer or a shot of bourbon. GO away COVID, we have some baseball to enjoy with Tony at the helm. I'll stop now and go enjoy this beautiful day and stop posting my happiness about this matter. At least toast me if you have a drink tonight, cause I'm one of the few Sox fans that are elated. Bye!
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Many of you are Debbie Downers regarding Tony LaRussa. Read my reaction and have an open mind and tell me where I'm wrong. The Sox have an experienced Hall of Famer in the dugout. He does NOT CELEBRATE FOOLS. If somebody rips him a new one for not taking out Giolito or Kopech in the sixth inning of a shutout dominant performance he'll tell them to go jump in Lake Michigan. Have an open mind and realize this is GOOD NEWS, folks. Who cares what the players think? Tony is a gruff guy with the media but he's not some despicabe Scrooge to players. He has what's important: the street cred so to speak in the form of a world championship baseball resume. Plus he has karma on his side. Unfairly fired by Hawk; now destiny to wear the White Sox hat with good talent!!!! Don't just dismiss me. Read what I say closely, THEN COMMENT on why I'm so happy. Tony LaRussa ... a glorious fall day.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I am so happy. Tony LaRussa back where he belongs ... with the Chicago White Sox. Folks, our team is in the best hands to win multi WS titles. Hopefully the cards will fall right, no pun intended, and we bag 2-3 titles. Tony LaRussa!!! What an early Christmas/Halloween/Tgiving present. Great news amid a horrific Covid year! Trust me, people. You will be happy with this move. Sox will use analytics but have a pure baseball mind to not be beholden to all moves suggested to him. Celebrate people. Barring bad luck (injuries, etc) we are the champions (not saying next year, but it's coming).
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    Pro Tony La Russa Hiring Poster Here

    I'm all for Tony. He can be a crabby, mean guy, but I see it as karma. Hawk never should have fired him. Now he wins a couple WS titles with the Sox. He's a brilliant baseball mind and he can disregard the parts of analytics that are ridiculous. Hiring the Astros scandal guy would be awful in my mind. I want the Sox to be lovable, not despised by every fan outside of chicago. Tony!! p.s. In a perfect world, Ozzie could come back but he's the mouth that roared. Ozzie has nobody to blame but himself for saying all those controversial things in his past days in baseball.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    The analytics guys demand it so they get it. Moves based on analytics. It's so strange that in a game with outdated unwritten rules, analytics wins out over another unwritten rule: Never take out a dominant starter who has thrown 80 pitches. My gosh how DUMB. Mookie Betts even said the Dodgers had a "sigh of relief" after that analytical move was made. In 2005 Ozzie Guillen left all his starters in and we had the time of our lives. Oh wait ... that was 15 years ago; those were ancient times, can't compare. Hogwash. The stat lovers get what they deserve sometimes: Statistical moves that BOMB.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Everything's politics. Probably should close the thread or let us rip about politics, too. i killed the last post I made after the post from a mod about "Now back to the talk about the pandemic." Seems like DA's last post was political and could spurn a lot of political comments.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yep, both sides are ending lifelong friendships and family relationships over politics. So sad. As Ralph said on Stern he wants nothing to do with any family member or friend who will not vote for Biden. And same on the other side. They want to bash heads of anybody who votes against Trump. Then there are the people like me who would NEVER end a friendship over politics or family relationship. I WOULD IGNORE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING and look at why I have developed a relationship with them in the first place. I would never discount an internal war over politics. It could easily be coming.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    It's sad when lifelong friendships and family relationships end over a person's voting preference. Politics shouldn't cause people to want to punch former best friends. No need for another Civil War.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I was listening to the Howard Stern show and it is a microcosm of the hatred going on in America. Ralph said flat out that because Ronnie won't reveal who he is voting for Ronnie is scum. He told him that to his face. He said if you are not willing to denounce Trump you are dead to Ralph. ... Whenever I hear stuff like this and read between the lines with some posters, I realize some posters on here and people like Ralph are declaring about half of America scum. Because believe it or not, about half the country prefers Trump over Joe. Just as Hillary had more than half, but Trump got A LOT of votes. I shudder to think Americans like Ralph on the Stern show DESPISE those who will vote for Trump. Ralph said flat out they are dead to him, no matter how close they were before. "This is too important!!!" Ralph screamed. Cmon people. We don't need to have a Civil War. You know, I voted for Obama twice and some say I'm conservative. I don't despise anybody over politics for gosh sakes. But Ralph has proven many want to bash heads of people just because they vote for Trump. I say WOW.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The question is how long Americans will be ordered to stay home. It's definitely going to be a wild period in US history.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Remember this prediction. They will change the strategy on Covid once Harris/Biden take over. Things are not going to be better in January IMO so there will be a complete and unilateral nation-wide shutdown where the rules and regulations are so strict it'll make your head spin. Quarantine of the entire USA folks. What that does to the economy? Well, we're gonna find out. But if the covid numbers remain bad on inauguration day, you wait. The quarantine is comin'
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    Shifts could be endangered

    Hawk, players will not try to beat the shift by hitting the other way. It's against baseball's personal unwritten rules. Players are trying to hit home runs not singles. So they will not plop a bunt down or try to slap singles to beat the shift. It's a disgrace to see a lefty hitter plop a single to the left side when there's one guy standing at the traditional SS position and three guys on the right side of the infield.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Hey Dick, I truly resisted the temptation to get political in my last post here and did not go that route. In fact I almost typed some pretty crafty political jabs but stopped in my tracks. Don't know why you had to go that route just now. You usually have some good takes on COVID. I don't like today's numbers one iota.
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