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Red Sox name Tony LaRussa vice president/special assistant to Dombrowski

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    The knocks on LaRussa, as I see them, are that 1) he is often credited with inventing the modern bullpen, which many SABR types see as a bad move, and 2) he was the manager in Oakland when steroids took off. (And he has a pretty big head.)

    Did I miss any?

    So he’s a hugely important figure in the history of the game, but not really for good reasons.
  2. Curt S Loew

    Curt S Loew SoSH Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    See, I think that's where he's headed now. These types of positions. Ya know, cuz he's ooooooooold! Like E5 Yaz.
  3. curly2

    curly2 Member SoSH Member

    Yes, with the Diamondbacks, he hired Dave Stewart as GM. It did not go well, to put it mildly.
  4. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

  5. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

    • More from Olney, who reports that the Red Sox and three-time World Series-winning manager Tony La Russa discussed having him serve as rookie skipper Alex Cora’s bench coach. Instead, Boston hired La Russa as a special assistant to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and replaced previous bench coach Gary DiSarcina with Ron Roenicke. La Russa, 73, hasn’t been part of a coaching staff since he managed the Cardinals to a title in 2011.
  6. Moviegoer

    Moviegoer moviemaker

    Well I guess the Sox have the 'look the other way on PED use' role squared away. Couldn't have gotten a more qualified man for the job.
  7. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    I hear you — LaRussa's A's and Cardinals have a special place in PED history — but you could say that about basically anyone who was in a professional baseball clubhouse in the 1990s.

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