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Sport White Sox Hire Tony La Russa, Let The Air Out of Their Own Tires

04:35  30 october  2020
04:35  30 october  2020 Source:   thebiglead.com

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  Tony La Russa excited about possibility of managing White Sox again? La Russa managed the White Sox from 1979 until 1986 — his first managerial role in the majors — so there’s certainly a nostalgic angle that makes sense here. He also fits the bill that was laid out by GM Rick Hahn: He’s a voice technically coming from outside the organization, and he hard-checks the championship experience box. La Russa has six times managed a team into the World Series, winning the ring in 1989 with Oakland, and in 2006 and 2011 with St. Louis. He retired after winning the 2011 World Series with the Cardinals.

Tony La Russa hire would not be popular among White Sox fans. La Russa has been away from managing for nine seasons but not out of baseball, assisting executive vice president of MLB operations Joe Torre and holding various positions in the Diamondbacks front office, including an

The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person, confirming a USA Today report, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Angels typically do

The Chicago White Sox, an already sturdy tree budding with spectacular young talent bursting with fun and individuality and imagination, have just needlessly put a governor on their own success. If not in the immediate term, then in the intermediate and certainly long-term.

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Hiring 76-year-old Tony La Russa, a man who has forgotten more baseball ideals than most will ever know, sounds good on paper. The man's a winner with Hall of Fame pedigree and is battle-tested.

Sorry, let me be more specific. It sounds good on one man's paper. A guy who still gets the paper delivered himself probably. Jerry Reinsdorf went ahead and did it despite the protestations internally that this was a disastrous fit. Like an executive making a handshake deal on the 16th hole, he's off to celebrate in the clubhouse while the rank-and-file desperately try to recalibrate their own professional lives.

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Tony La Russa , who managed the White Sox from 1979 to 1986, is a 76-year-old retired skipper who’s been out of the managing game for nearly a decade. Click here for five reasons why La Russa doesn’t seem to fit the White Sox own ideal for their next skipper and two big reasons that he does.

Anthony La Russa Jr. (/ləˈruːsə/; born October 4, 1944) is an American professional baseball manager of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Literally the moment the news broke, there were dissenters calling the biggest mouthpieces in sports media to vent.

A snapshot of the fanbase is particularly tough to look at. This sums it up neatly, if a bit depressingly.

That's right. La Russa is going to manage Tim Anderson. Every day. During the prime of his career. Anderson, not Tony. During what proves to always be a shorter title-winning window that anyone ever thinks. This is what they're doing. They've surveyed the board and found a card that's been lost under the couch for almost a decade and hasn't been entirely legible longer than that.

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  Can Tony La Russa learn how to lead and win in new, socially conscious era of baseball? This is about the Chicago White Sox, but not entirely. This is about Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the White Sox, who is 84. La Russa won more than 2,700 games (522 of them with the White Sox a long time ago) and three World Series championships. Also, La Russa is just eight years younger than Reinsdorf and has not managed a game in more than nine years. See, this isn’t entirely about the White Sox’s window.This is also about Reinsdorf’s. And now it’s about La Russa’s. And it’s their team and their flights and they can do with those what they want.

The Red Sox are set to hire Hall of Fame manager and recent Diamondbacks executive Tony La Russa in a front office role. Per the team’s release, La Russa “will assist Dombrowski in all areas of baseball operations, including player development and consultation with the major and minor league

Tony La Russa was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. ARF, as part of a multi shelter rescue effort, is currently unloading a plane with more than 60 cats and kittens who had run out of time at an impacted shelter in Southern California. Tony La Russa updated their cover photo.

He inherits a decidedly modern team in a modern game in the sourdoughiest way possible. La Russa certainly wouldn't have taken Blake Snell out of Game 6. But his hire achieves the same effect for opponents everywhere. As Mookie Betts and the other Dodgers celebrated the move and knew it'd improve their chances to win, so too do the Sox' AL competition once they fully accept this as reality.

Every single team in the AL Central got better today if baseball, as Billy Mumphrey found out, is a zero-sum game. Addition by Reinsdorf's absurd addition.

The damning thing is that no one forced them to do this (which, by the way, is a funny yet mean-spirited sign to bring to marathons). Many other options were on the table. Hell, still are on the table, to be picked over not as scraps but appreciated delicacies by franchise's seeking more relevant leadership.

There's a reason the whole La Russa rumor was laughed out of hand. There's a reason tapped-in people made bold proclamations and misguided dares as to what they'd do if he ended up in a White Sox uniform. Because it is so ridiculous. On its face and upon any reflection.

More details emerge on White Sox manager La Russa's arrest .
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa blew out a tire on the grey Lexus he was driving in a collision with a curb that left the vehicle smoking when he was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges in February, according to an affidavit filed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. La Russa was charged in late October by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office after tests taken the night of his arrest showed his blood alcohol concentration was .095 — above the legal limit of .08. He has pleaded not guilty. News of La Russa's arrest broke Monday. And more details emerged on Tuesday.

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