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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    • 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.
    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/11/al-rumors-indians-orioles-machado-red-sox.html
     
  6. Moviegoer

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    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

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    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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