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10 minutes ago, Superstar Lamar said:

Are we just going to assume that an owner who has been an industry leader in promoting diversity, a team that has had an african american as the in facto and de facto organizational decision maker for 20 years and a team that has had a minority field manager for 18 of the last 22 years has abandoned this long term commitment 

Excellent point!

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Just now, reiks12 said:

is there a stream to the press conference for us out of towners?

It’s showing up as Golden Girls on my TV Guide

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Just now, Tony said:

ESPN 1000 is also streaming the audio, have to download their app

thanks, yeah mlb isn't carrying it

 

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3 minutes ago, Tony said:

Dude, come on. Don't do that Jason. Don't say "based upon what?" 

You know what. It's been detailed very clearly, multiple times, what he has said about kneeling. It's documented, and it's recent. 

Additionally, you have this quote:

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He is basically saying he's coming back to correct the balance in baseball, and wants to go back to the head, heart and guts of a manager because analytics have taken over the game. He's got a grudge to settle. 

Don't dumb Jason, because you aren't. 

I say the inverse back to you - you base all of your points on 1 quote vs. his entire track record of being an extremely innovative manager. He was known for pushing the limits and coming up with unique decisions. So no - I'm not going to jump to a conclusion because of one freaking quote. I am sure if we looked at any of us - we have all had 1000's of quotes that were either misinterpreted, incorrect, or maybe just we no longer agree with them.  

I may look back a 1 year from now and go - wow you were all right, he really is all those things you said. I'm just stating - I don't freaking know and I don't think anyone on here having an epic tantrum really knows. They are literally looking for any little thing they can point to to cry wolf, while ignoring a sample size of a HOF career.  I'm just saying R-E-L-A-X people - this is not the deal that it is being made to believe it is on Soxtalk.  And I have said a million times over - I personally wouldn't have hired him, but I don't think it is the worst move of the last 50 years or anything crazy like that.  

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Just now, fathom said:

It’s showing up as Golden Girls on my TV Guide

I don't like the ageism here with this move but if this is a joke its a good one.

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1 minute ago, Quin said:

Shit man, the Bulls actually did work this offseason (well, once they were in the offseason).

Remains to be seen.  I'll go ahead and bet that water is still wet, even in a different container, and 2+2 is still 4, even when you type it into a different calculator.

Bulls/Sox ownership I bet have all modern infrastructure in their buildings.  They upgrade the tech with the time, but the general philosophy remains the same.  We'll see, but the Bulls moves never started at the top, they started at really the 3rd level of the organization.

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Interesting w a new Bulls GM in place,  JR did not pick Billy Donovan as his next coach. But w all Hahn's years, it appears he did not get to decide. 

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12 minutes ago, Baker said:

If Tony gets Eloy to hustle in left field,

Eloy hustling in left field is like 75% of the problem. 

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Someone wake up Tony. It's 2:34. Press conference was supposed to start 4 minutes ago

(fwiw seeing "Tony" will be weird because I'm used to"Tony" meaning @Tony)

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1 minute ago, almagest said:

I don't like the ageism here with this move but if this is a joke its a good one.

Thank you for being a friend

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Ricky has no control over the clubhouse.  He couldnt fire anyone up.  LA Russa will inspire the players.  Automatic upgrade.

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2 minutes ago, Chisoxfn said:

I say the inverse back to you - you base all of your points on 1 quote vs. his entire track record of being an extremely innovative manager. He was known for pushing the limits and coming up with unique decisions. So no - I'm not going to jump to a conclusion because of one freaking quote. I am sure if we looked at any of us - we have all had 1000's of quotes that were either misinterpreted, incorrect, or maybe just we no longer agree with them.  

I may look back a 1 year from now and go - wow you were all right, he really is all those things you said. I'm just stating - I don't freaking know and I don't think anyone on here having an epic tantrum really knows. They are literally looking for any little thing they can point to to cry wolf, while ignoring a sample size of a HOF career.  I'm just saying R-E-L-A-X people - this is not the deal that it is being made to believe it is on Soxtalk.  And I have said a million times over - I personally wouldn't have hired him, but I don't think it is the worst move of the last 50 years or anything crazy like that.  

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Just now, soxfan49 said:

Someone wake up Tony. It's 2:34. Press conference was supposed to start 4 minutes ago

(fwiw seeing "Tony" will be weird because I'm used to"Tony" meaning @Tony)

Probably can't get his laptop open.

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Just now, Green Line said:

Ricky has no control over the clubhouse.  He couldnt fire anyone up.  LA Russa will inspire the players.  Automatic upgrade.

Wasn’t there an article saying how the Cardinals clubhouse under him had no energy 

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1 minute ago, Green Line said:

Ricky has no control over the clubhouse.  He couldnt fire anyone up.  LA Russa will inspire the players.  Automatic upgrade.

The end of season slide from first to third this year simply does not happen with TLR managing

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Just now, fathom said:

Wasn’t there an article saying how the Cardinals clubhouse under him had no energy 

He's the Perry Como of managers

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4 minutes ago, DoUEvenShift said:

You're disgusting 

 

It was a question.  He's 76 and we have Covid running rampant.  It's not like I wish death upon the guy like some in here have, and are also doing with Jerry.  


I'm actually one of the few in here that haven't been ripping this hire to shreds.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Wasn’t there an article saying how the Cardinals clubhouse under him had no energy 

Ok so that came from me and I regret quoting that section because it was just ridiculous entitled cards fan ranting. I meant to just quote the list of all the player feuds.

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Again for everyone yelling that ageism is out of control here. 

Why can't 22 year olds get interviews? Isn't that ageism? I don't understand. What is the age cut off? 

Hilarious that people like Larussa continue to get chances as a retread hire while a bunch of younger unknowns never get a shot but people have the nerve to argue that citing TOny's age is disrespectful and discriminatory. 

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