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  1. Could it have been a thing where LaRussa was getting canned, because of the DUI, from his advisory role with whatever team he was doing that for recently? And Then Jerry offered him the manager position so he'd have some role in MLB still? IT'S SOOO FUCKING HARD TO RACK MY BRAIN AROUND THIS WHOLE ORDEAL...
  2. Couldn't even make it to Spring Training. What a waste...Why the fuck is this a thing???? 2020 gonna be 2020 I guess...
  3. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Right? Hell I'd say Konerko was more of a coach(leader more than anything) of that team then Ventura was. Ventura was there because a name was needed to be put in place of manager for the MLB club...at least that's what it felt like. 5 years of Limbo I'd say...
  4. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    As a Sox fan in 2020, time isn't something many of us have with this squad of guys. I don't feel like wasting 3 or 4 years rooting for this team if this move was a mistake. if it isn't a mistake then whatever, but this move wasn't the chance as a fan I was willing to accept for these guys to exceed. There was a plan that Hahn had and I was on board for. He didn't get his chance to finish it his way...so I feel like I was cheated seeing this thing through with the current tools. Fuck Time, and Fuck JR. I pray this move pays off, but I don't have time to hope...
  5. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    If this proves out to be a disaster hire, we're in for a world of hurt here. Sox can lose their relationship and status with the players on the team and around the league, maybe enough for players to jump ship. Hahn will leave, there's no way he accepts defeat in hiring a manager and having that turn out in disaster only to stay in his postion. If this proves to be an excellent hire(let's face it, the ceiling here is moderately good hire) then TLR gives the Sox 2-4 years max? Do they win the series in those years? Do they make the playoffs all of those years? What performance do we accept here as fans? What personnel can La Russa bring in to calm our nerves here?
  6. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I mean...maybe? Never heard of her before this. And it doesn't mean she's wrong, because she's right, here.
  7. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    anyone seen this take?
  8. TheBlackSox8

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Is it too late to bring RR and Coop back...?
  9. TheBlackSox8

    Shifts could be endangered

    Relegate infielders to their side of the field. You can still do shifts, but at a cost. Teams will have to bring a CF in to play short outfield behind short or second, while the infielder takes a deeper part of their side of the field covering CF basically. So for lefties, bring the CF in to play a Right CF trajectory, but at the or around the grass, and the second baseman can play a deeper second base. This allows for shifts still, but your risking it with moving positions of the opposite infielder and CF. I might be able to compromise it to that position.
  10. TheBlackSox8

    What would you have done ...

    Being in control of the lineups, the players taking advantage of cheating wouldn't play. Set an example, and call them out in front of their fellow teammates not cheating. If you want to cheat, you lose playing time on my team. You do it the right way, or don't do it at all.
  11. TheBlackSox8

    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    I can see fans are split on this 50/50. How are players feelings on this? Does hiring Hinch prevent them from signing a Bauer type player or anyone significant? I'm not sure how players feel about the guy being their manager after the crazy shit of the last year. I'd hope Hahn would gauge the players thoughts and read the room when it comes to hiring the guy if he's an option.
  12. TheBlackSox8

    We are mad at the wrong Rick

    Good point. Not on Ricky at all. Let's give him a couple more years
  13. TheBlackSox8

    Guess the pitcher we add in the offseason

    Bauer said a multi year deal isn't off the table if the culture is something he can live with. Hahn is good at structuring and figuring contracts...I think we are a good fit for him honestly.
  14. TheBlackSox8

    We are mad at the wrong Rick

    Renteria played checkers with chess pieces today...there was a better way to the end of this game and going with Crochet first was dumb IMO, then throwing rodon in was a checkmate. Rodon threw everything off that proceeded him. I would've went marshall/foster for 2 to 4 innings, then crochet/hauer for 2 to 4, then bummer/colome to end it.
  15. TheBlackSox8

    Fire Ricky

    As soon as he brought him in I texted a bunch of people saying "the game is lost now". I was right...that was the wrong domino to fall.
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