Tony La Russa, a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, the third-winningest manager in baseball history, a three-time World Series champion and a four-time winner of the Manager of the Year Award, has been named the new manager of the Chicago White Sox.
White Sox name Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as their next manager.
The Chicago White Sox have hired Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as their new manager. La Russa, 76, managed the White Sox from 1979-86, and his firing was owner Jerry Reinsdorf’s great regret. La Russa last managed in 2011, when he led St. Louis to a championship.
The hiring of Tony La Russa has ruffled feathers in the White Sox organization. A number of employees have concerns about his ability to connect with younger players and how he will adapt to the field after being away 9 years.
This was a Jerry Reinsdorf decision. Simple as that.
The White Sox are young, fun as hell, and predominantly Latinx. So who do they get to manage the team? Naturally, a 76 year-old white guy who hasn't coached in a decade, supports the Tea Party and Glenn Beck, and was arrested for being drunk and asleep at the wheel of his SUV.
I have heard from our very passionate fans. At various times they have criticized each name floated for the job. I don’t make social commentary. I know the White Sox will never be out managed with Tony in the dugout. I also will not be the oldest guy on the plane. Oh happy day
Gonna go ahead and put @SarahSpain
down as a strong NO on Tony La Russa to the White Sox ...
"This is the dumbest decision I've heard since yesterday."
Tony La Russa was the White Sox manager when I was seven.
Tony La Russa is the White Sox manager when I’m 49.
What the fuck is even happening?
White Sox are hiring 76-year-old Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as their next manager:
3rd-most wins ever
4x Manager of the Year
White Sox manager Tony La Russa coming out to make a pitching change
La Russa named manager of the White Sox
Arozarena being the MVP of the postseason
Ozuna leading the NL in home runs
Voit leading the AL in home runs
Letting Wong walk
We won’t miss you, 2020.
in more positive White Sox news, the team announced the signing of Jose Abreu on this day in 2013 and it was one of the best decisions this franchise has ever made.
When Tony La Russa managed his first game for the White Sox, Harry Caray & Jimmy Piersall were the Sox announcers, Steve Stone was still an active player, and Jason Benetti wasn't yet born.
The Chicago White Sox will not win another World Series until Jerry Reinsdorf is dead.
I feel so bad for this White Sox team who have formed their own culture of baseball and now a guy like La Russa is gonna come in and ruin it.
A.J. Hinch has interviewed with the Tigers. He's viewed as the clear frontrunner to be the next manager. Final word could come soon.
And then there's this: "The White Sox did us a big favor."
White Sox starting lineup the last time Tony La Russa managed them:
CF John Cangelosi
DH Carlton Fisk
RF Harold Baines
LF Ron Kittle
1B Bobby Bonilla
3B Tim Hulett
SS Wayne Tolleson
2B Julio Cruz
C Joel Skinner
P Joel Davis
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is featured on a classic episode of "To Tell the Truth"! (1980) Hint: He's not wearing a baseball uniform! #MLB #History #WhiteSox https://t.co/4xrhMrstEq
Yeah, the White Sox didn't have a proper managerial search.
So the last time they actually had a vetted process was when they hired Ozzie Guillen. Back in 2003.
And so it is here at the end of a day when I was on a million Zooms, got yelled at by an old coot for wearing my mask, Travis Roy died, Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVID and the Panthers sucked again...I'm just now seeing that...the White Sox have hired...Tony La Russa?
Believe it or not, FOUR different future HOFers were hired to manage the 1924 White Sox. They managed 0, 123, 3, and 27 games respectively. https://t.co/DuXiS8isLU
All we’ve heard the last 2 days is the sky is falling because the “baseball nerds” cost the Rays Game 6 of the World Series. Now people are upset the White Sox hired one of the great baseball minds of all-time, the 3rd-winningest manager in history. Which is it? It can’t be both.
BREAKING: Milwaukee Brewers RP Josh Hader has requested a trade to the Chicago White Sox, sources tell @espn
No big deal. Just Tony La Russa admitting his team stole signs. Seems he's admitting to White Sox centerfield camera in 1980 https://t.co/X9KPKKk0MZ
The White Sox are a group of 26 fun-loving young men who play the game their way. Tony LaRussa is an old school manager set in his ways. Can they come together to make an unlikely winning team?
Find out this spring in:
My Team’s Run by a Geriatric Fuck https://t.co/kuVle05Av3