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Thread: Sox Hire Tony La Russa

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    Sox Hire Tony La Russa


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    Meh.

    I wonder what his official role will be...likely something like Allard Baird and Frank Wren, where he advises behind the scenes but we never hear much about him, right?
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Unless he can hit taters or strike guys out I don't see how much good this will do.

    But he is buddy-buddy with Dombrowski so I can see why it is happening.

    Like Jack Flap said "Meh".
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


    "It's also a simple and indisputable fact that WAR isn't the be-all end-all in valuations, especially in real life. Wanna know why? Because an ace in run-prevention for 120 innings means more often than not, a sub-standard pitcher covering for the rest of the IP that pitcher fails to provide. You can't see value in a vacuum when a player does not provide full-time production."

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    I am not sure what this is all about.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    This is true. Baseball is such a random sport.
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    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    I am not sure what this is all about.
    It's so DD can have a circle jerk buddy.
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


    "It's also a simple and indisputable fact that WAR isn't the be-all end-all in valuations, especially in real life. Wanna know why? Because an ace in run-prevention for 120 innings means more often than not, a sub-standard pitcher covering for the rest of the IP that pitcher fails to provide. You can't see value in a vacuum when a player does not provide full-time production."

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    and Jimmy Leland makes three - come on. Maybe it is just taking a break from new age bullshit. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    I am not sure what this is all about.
    This board is tough on any move or change made. LaRussa is a proven baseball man and having him to advise and support on acquisitions, both of coaches and players, can be seen as a plus. Perhaps he will have additional roles as well. Glad to see him join the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
    This board is tough on any move or change made. LaRussa is a proven baseball man and having him to advise and support on acquisitions, both of coaches and players, can be seen as a plus. Perhaps he will have additional roles as well. Glad to see him join the team.
    Yup, I think time has passed him by as a manager, but I can see him contributing in the area of player developement.
    “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "When you're dead, you don't know you're dead.
    It's only difficult for other people.

    It works the same way for stupid."

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    I am not sure what this is all about.
    He'll be DD's "coffee boy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    He'll be DD's "coffee boy".
    Or his 'Coffee and Geritol' boy.

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    Probably there as a sounding board for Dombrowski and Cora.

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    Eff la russa. and Eff DD for hiring him.
    this has now replaced signing lackey as my most hated red sox move ever. and that is saying something.
    what's next, we gonna hire madden and showalter?
    eff you DD.
    other names i have posted under: none

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    Doesn't hurt to have people who know something about the game helping out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp176 View Post
    Doesn't hurt to have people who know something about the game helping out.
    Apparently!
    Fire Farrell - fucking check mark!
    Trade Pedroia
    Sign JD Martinez to play 1B/DH
    Sign Alex Cora for MGR - check plus!

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    Apparently if desperate dave wants to have a friend in Boston, he has to do it the old fashioned way. He has to pay tony to be his friend!!!!

    What are these two old geezers going to do all day? Talk about baseball seasons of old and all the medications they are on?

    ESPN recently reported overhearing a future conversation between desperate Dave and la Russa, (because everything ESPN reports is 100 percent truth.)

    Tony, “hey Dave, I’ll trade you a Zoloft for one of those little blue pills.”

    Desperate dave, “Tony, I do not even know what these little blue pills are for.”

    Tony, “All I know is they make you feel lightheaded, like all the blood has rushed out of your head.”

    Desperate dave, “well I just took two about an hour ago and I feel fine. Hey Tony, have you noticed how sexy Harold Reynolds looks now a days?”

    End of ESPN story!

    That laughing sound you hear now is Brian cashman. He can not believe how lucky he is that we hired desperate dave.

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