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What if they had the Hinch auto lined up for a bench coach announcement?  Maybe the person who made it messed up and attached the wrong autograph?

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And this is an example of why the Chicago White Sox have advanced in the playoffs a single year entering the fifth decade under Jerry Reinsdorf.

What a complete and utter joke this franchise is.

 

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Just now, soulfly said:

What if they had the Hinch auto lined up for a bench coach announcement?  Maybe the person who made it messed up and attached the wrong autograph?

Hinch is going to be a manager, somewhere.

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16 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

Please give an example of an insincere celebration.

When I called my Cubs fan friends to congratulate them after they won the WS.  

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1 minute ago, TitoMB345 said:

Hinch is going to be a manager, somewhere.

Wouldn’t it be strange if Detroit screwed this one up as well and hired someone else. 

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Just now, maloney.adam said:

Wouldn’t it be strange if Detroit screwed this one up as well and hired someone else. 

I don't get why they'd be screwing it up. Hinch really is overrated here.

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6 minutes ago, Green Line said:

AJ Hinch was a laughing stock in Arizona (and G** awful) and managed a team of cheaters in the worst MLB scandal since the Black Sox.  The amount of love he gets on here is absurd.

Agreed but hiring a manager didn't have to be a matter of the lesser of two evils. There were good choices out there that were apparently ignored.

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Just now, maloney.adam said:

Wouldn’t it be strange if Detroit screwed this one up as well and hired someone else. 

And then released a press release congratulating their new manager...with Tony LaRussa's name in the signature.

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Just now, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

I don't get why they'd be screwing it up. Hinch really is overrated here.

Yep it’s baffling. 

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1 minute ago, Vulture said:

Agreed but hiring a manager didn't have to be a matter of the lesser of two evils. There were good choices out there that were apparently ignored.

 

Personally, I wanted Sandy Alomar Jr.  

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1 minute ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

I don't get why they'd be screwing it up. Hinch really is overrated here.

So much so that the org emailed their fans congratulating Hinch on being hired.

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8 minutes ago, SouthWallace said:

Lifted straight off of the announcement email.

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This is honestly really weird; didn't they just say they didn't even interview him? How does this happen? How did they get a guys signature who they didn't even interview?

Was this Hahn trolling?

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JR wouldn't hire Collins for the Bulls a second time because he was overwhelmed by the thought of having to fire him again.  I don't see why his line of thinking should have been different in this situation.

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5 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

I don't get why they'd be screwing it up. Hinch really is overrated here.

Yeah you are correct on that one sir. Good point. 

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2 minutes ago, Tony said:

If it's real, it's someone in the creative department trying to get ready for all possibilities, and forgot to swap layers out in photoshop. 

yeah, was going to ask you. The reality behind a mistake like this is far more benign. They make a bunch to be ready, they use the same template, they forget that that was even a signature and it starts blending into the background, they rush to get it out on announcement.\

 

Still funny though!

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5 minutes ago, Superstar Lamar said:

JR wouldn't hire Collins for the Bulls a second time because he was overwhelmed by the thought of having to fire him again.  I don't see why his line of thinking should have been different in this situation.

Clear answer here is that TLR will leave the position in a pine box.

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2 minutes ago, Tony said:

If it's real, it's someone in the creative department trying to get ready for all possibilities, and forgot to swap layers out in photoshop. 

It's real. Just pulled up the email from White Sox. Maybe in your spam?

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7 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

This is honestly really weird; didn't they just say they didn't even interview him? How does this happen? How did they get a guys signature who they didn't even interview?

3 minutes ago, Tony said:

If it's real, it's someone in the creative department trying to get ready for all possibilities, and forgot to swap layers out in photoshop. 

Someone didn't proof well enough in preflight or something.  Thats the only logical explanation I can come up with and that stills seems too far fetched for me.

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The worst part about that graphic is it looks like Tony is holding up a picture of his younger self for some reason.

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2 hours ago, greg775 said:

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).

No I won't Jerry.

Just sell please and move on.

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This is just a huge shot in the balls to fans of this franchise.

There's plenty of reasons that this is bad, I think most of which have already been covered. I just want to put an exclamation point on it and say that this franchise is essentially taking a pimpled kid whose complexion was finally clearing up and was going to start getting dates and just put a bunch of ugly pimples back on his face just as he was about to hit his stride.

Considering all the reasons people have already laid out why this is bad, you really don't think this is going to speak poorly to free agents who might have been convinced to give us a try after finally look like we might have been starting to go in a different direction and now apparently we're not? After all the bush-league stuff that this franchise has done in the last few years?

Like Cali said already, a lot of Sox fans continue to get fooled into thinking things are going to change. My only optimism will likely begin to rear its head after reinsdorf is dead and gone, and I know that sounds really cold hearted but at this point I think that's just what the situation is. People who want to say that we need to be optimistic and that things could still go in a good direction really need to can it, apparently they've never learned their lesson. I get the people want to hold on to hope and need to, that's fine. But putting blinders on and acting like this franchise isn't being run terribly is just denial.

This is truly a "fuck this" moment.

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5 minutes ago, Tony said:

If it's real, it's someone in the creative department trying to get ready for all possibilities, and forgot to swap layers out in photoshop. 

Thanks for clarifying; the only thing I know less about than graphic design procedures, is probably graphic design itself.

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