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Also…just when I thought I was out on this team…they suck me right back in again.
 

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They're lucky to be in such a crap division.

BIIIIIIG series coming up this weekend. Still two more with Houston, though.
 

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They're lucky to be in such a crap division.

BIIIIIIG series coming up this weekend. Still two more with Houston, though.
Last 2 wins were great.. Gotta ride this momentum. Im glad Cueto spoke up next week. Guy knows how to win and has been so valuable to this team. Also thankful that Harrison getting more PT with Leury hurt
 

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Oakland released Elvis Andrus and the White Sox are signing him. He's joining the team in Cleveland this weekend.

Good pick up with TA7 out for the year.

Sadly, they're down 10-0 to Houston so it looks like a split.
 

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That series is about as typical as you can get with this team.

A sliver of hope, followed by a painful reminder of how good they are at wasting their talent.
 

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Most runs allowed in the history of the ballpark. Solid.

I wish Jerry Reinsdorf would do a Bulls type of handoff to his son with the White Sox. Jerry, Kenny, Hahn, LaRussa all gone. Start fresh.

The Gar Pax purge Michael Reinsdorf did on the Bulls yielded quick results.
 

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At this point I hope they play .300 ball in September. Absolutely brutal.
 

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Word is that Kenny Williams is going to "make a decision" on Rick Hahn. Here's my prediction: Kenny fires Rick. Kenny hires Chris Getz as new GM. If LaRussa wants to keep this job, he'll have it because that's what JR wants, otherwise if LaRussa steps down Kenny and Getz hire Piezynski as manager to replace him. It's going to go from bad to worse.

This thing kind of sputtered last year when LaRussa publicly called out Yermin Mercedes. By then they had taken a pretty good lead in a bad division. They never really won any regular season series against anyone decent and got jettisoned out of the playoffs by a superior Houston team. If these guys don't want to play for him, so be it, but be professional and do your job.

Regardless, I think it's showing to be a very flawed roster. That's on Hahn. Be that as it may, the entire thing needs to go. Jerry, Kenny, Rick, Tony all out. Otherwise they'll make the playoffs every decade or so like they have been for my lifetime.
 

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Here's what irritates me the most. If this were a normal franchise, heads would have rolled a while ago. You don't create a VP job for Kenny Williams, you fire him. You never hire LaRussa in the first place, but at this point, you fire him.

This entire regime needs to go. Jerry Reinsdorf gave the Bulls over to his son Michael and the turnaround was quick in a positive way. He needs to do the same with the White Sox. Goodbye Kenny, goodbye Rick, goodbye HoF Tony.

Look at the dysfunctional nepotism:


Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President Todd Steverson
This guy was fired as hitting coach in 2019.

Assistant Director, Player Development Ken Williams Jr.
No shit, huh?
 

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100% Jigga.. They need to go outside of the organization for them to have any chance to salvage what they have on the roster now. New Manager, New GM, Fire Kenny, fire Mennichino, bring in someone new for minor league development and so on. It is evident this organization still has systematic problems. If they hire AJ I will lose my shit. Hire someone that comes from a winning organization who appreciates analytics, and knows how to make a GD lineup for a change. DFA Leury tomorrow
 

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The problem is Jerry has a great stadium deal and he makes his investors money. There really is no need to change things even if the fans are unhappy and staying away.

AJ Pierzynski is a White Sox hire if there ever was one. You know it's going to happen.

Why not hire a baseball guy from the Dodgers, Oakland, Tampa, etc? Let him hire a GM. Let the GM hire a manager. Embrace the fact that it is almost 2023.
 

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The problem is Jerry has a great stadium deal and he makes his investors money. There really is no need to change things even if the fans are unhappy and staying away.

AJ Pierzynski is a White Sox hire if there ever was one. You know it's going to happen.

Why not hire a baseball guy from the Dodgers, Oakland, Tampa, etc? Let him hire a GM. Let the GM hire a manager. Embrace the fact that it is almost 2023.
Hell, let them hire more analytics people, too
 

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Dug up this piece about what the ballpark could have been. Simply amazing. Guaranteed Rate Field was the last one built before the retro era began with Camden Yards.
I see a link to power rankings. Was the article you tried linking about the armour square forks and neighborhood developments around it? Wasted opportunity. #selljerrysell
 

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Dug up this piece about what the ballpark could have been. Simply amazing. Guaranteed Rate Field was the last one built before the retro era began with Camden Yards.
At the time New Comiskey was built, its first row of upper deck seating was farther from home plate than the last row of seats in Old Comiskey.

I sat in the upper deck the year it opened or maybe it was the following year, so 91 or 92ish, and I was about 10 years old. I vividly remember feeling uneasy about walking down the stairs to our seats - no matter how careful I walked, it felt like I was falling forward. I couldn't see shit and thought for sure I would end up over the railing and onto the field. It was brutal.

The park is a lot better than what it was back then but it could have been so much better.
 

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Titanic was on Paramount last night. It was that or the White Sox, so of the two broadcasts involving sinking ships, I went with Titanic.
 

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"I go by my gut. I watch the game, I watch the scoreboard. That tells you everything. I go to see what we have in the bullpen."

- Interim White Sox Manager Miguel Cairo

The levels of unserious in this organization know no end. He's bench coach to Tony LaRussa and is an analytics denier.
 

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TLR leaves the team and suddenly the team is winning and playing with some heart, discipline and tenacity.

Who would've thunk it?
 

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LaRussa should be done for good. He should never manage a game for the White Sox ever again. Fingers crossed.

Four games back in the loss column. Four games left with Cleveland. In a tie, there is non 163rd game and it goes head to head. Probably too little too late because they played with their food for four months, but a healthy team minus LaRussa next year with some tweaks should be able to win this division. There really are no excuses.

Some type of offseason conditioning needs examined, too. All these dudes were doughy and brittle this year.
 
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