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Fenway
07-11-2011, 07:23 PM
There has been some speculation that if Ozzie does leave for Miami - JR wants La Russa back as manager.

scroll down to #13
http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-10/sports/29758722_1_red-sox-brewers-albert-pujols

Hawk did a lot of stupid things as manager ( with Drysdale as his main advisor ) but firing Tony was right up there.

Daver
07-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Do you want Tony La Russa back as manager?


No.

Zisk77
07-11-2011, 07:28 PM
No.

No, No, and hell no!

ChicagoG19
07-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Absolutely not. Bring in Bobby Valentine!

Brian26
07-11-2011, 07:36 PM
I'd like the Sox to bring back that manager they had at Birmingham when Jordan was playing there.

Daver
07-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Absolutely not. Bring in Bobby Valentine!

No.

Fenway
07-11-2011, 07:37 PM
I'd like the Sox to bring back that manager they had at Birmingham when Jordan was playing there.

You can't have him :tongue:

http://blog.masslive.com/basketball-hall-of-fame/2009/09/large_090509-michael-jordan-terry-francona-cropped.jpg

Noneck
07-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Reinsdorf has only paid big money for a manager or a coach once and that was for a short period of time and something he didnt expect he would have to do. Larussa woudnt come here on the cheap. This will never happen.

soxnut1018
07-11-2011, 08:00 PM
No.

voodoochile
07-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Only if he brings along Canseco as "hitting coach"...

Crestani
07-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Only if he brings along Canseco as "hitting coach"...


Yes...with his vial of "Voodoochile". That will fix them...!!!

BleacherBandit
07-11-2011, 08:24 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129076

I'm still sore over this.

Southsider101
07-11-2011, 08:24 PM
No way! I'm sticking with Ozzie.

LongLiveFisk
07-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Sure, whatever.

Lip Man 1
07-11-2011, 09:59 PM
I'd love to have Tony back if it were 20 years ago but the reality is the man is in his mid to late 60's and I just don't think he'd stay long enough to help put the pieces back into place.

The reality is it's a moot point since he's not leaving St. Louis...if he does I suspect he'll retire and wait for his Hall of Fame induction.

Lip

BainesHOF
07-11-2011, 10:15 PM
No, especially at this stage of LaRussa's career. However, he would be light years ahead of Guillen.

A. Cavatica
07-11-2011, 10:26 PM
Yes, if that's the only alternative -- any change is better than no change. I don't think he's the right choice, though.

tstrike2000
07-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Maybe if this were the 80's. The Sox need a leadership change badly, but they need to move in an entirley new direction.

doublem23
07-11-2011, 11:20 PM
There's already too many drunk drivers in this town.

FielderJones
07-11-2011, 11:27 PM
any change is better than no change.

Change for the worse is not better. Would you really want Bevington back just for a change?

kaufsox
07-11-2011, 11:56 PM
nope, micromanaging, steroid enabling just isn't an improvement in my eyes.

A. Cavatica
07-12-2011, 12:31 AM
Change for the worse is not better. Would you really want Bevington back just for a change?

At this point, Guillen is Bevington.

cards press box
07-12-2011, 12:35 AM
I'd like the Sox to bring back that manager they had at Birmingham when Jordan was playing there.

Yeah, he would be a good fit. Joe Maddon, too. But, please, no Tony LaRussa.

BainesHOF
07-12-2011, 01:00 AM
At this point, Guillen is Bevington.

I'm afraid you're right.

Domeshot17
07-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Crap, I would take the kid from little big league if it meant getting rid of Ozzie. He has completely lost his team, its time to move on.

Hitmen77
07-12-2011, 10:48 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129076

I'm still sore over this.

Yeah, it's crap like this from LaRussa that has me voting no.

....but that being said, at least I know what I'm getting with LaRussa. My concern with the Sox is that they'll replace Ozzie with someone who is worse. It almost makes me tempted to want LaRussa back. Nah, I'm still voting no.

russ99
07-12-2011, 10:53 AM
If we change manager this year, I hope Jerry is hands off and lets the GM (whoever he is) select the best manager for the job, akin to the Bulls.

My fear is another Bevington, who was inexperienced and would sign for cheap.

soxfanatlanta
07-12-2011, 10:54 AM
TR's ship set sail long ago, no need to bring him back.

34 Inch Stick
07-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Reinsdorf has only paid big money for a manager or a coach once and that was for a short period of time and something he didnt expect he would have to do. Larussa woudnt come here on the cheap. This will never happen.

and don't forget that JR refuses to negotiate with agents for anyone but players (which he does reluctantly). That pretty much eliminates big names for any positions.

soxfanreggie
07-12-2011, 01:19 PM
I don't see us forking over $4-5 million a year for him, and we don't know what will happen with his mutual option in StL for 2012. I see him sticking around there for 2012 if they win the NL Central this year.

Bucky F. Dent
07-12-2011, 01:25 PM
No. Robin Ventura is going to be the next manager of the Sox.

LaRussa is near the end of his career anyway.

WSox597
07-12-2011, 08:02 PM
I'll be the minority voice. I liked LaRussa, and voted yes.

However, he is nearing the end of his career. The steroid thing was almost universal, so he gets some blame but not all of it.

He was a much better manager than Guillen, even though he just missed going to the Series in '83 with the Sox. He never made any colossally stupid moves like OG has done, say, in CF.

Drunk driving? Whoopee. That happens all the time, in every walk of life. I must know three dozen of my fellow tradesmen who haven't had a DL in decades. Lawyers, doctors, engineers, plumbers have all been in trouble for DUI. It wouldn't disqualify him from being manager.

In addition to his baseball acumen, at least you can understand him when he speaks. Guillen is extremely difficult to understand, especially when he gets excited. And when isn't he excited? LOL

Time to move on, but LaRussa may not be the answer at his age. I still voted yes, because he would be a huge improvement over the status quo.

The GM needs to be addressed as well.

thomas35forever
07-12-2011, 11:43 PM
I wouldn't mind it. Any type of change would be welcome, especially since he's proven himself.