It sounds like Tim Anderson is interested in hearing what Tony La Russa has to say.
The Chicago White Sox had some fun news come out on Thursday night. Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez all won the Silver Slugger awards for being the best hitters in the American League at their position. One of those guys, Tim Anderson, had some interesting things to say following the win last night. He discussed some things but his comments about their new coach, Tony La Russa, made headlines. It seems like Anderson is at peace with this hire.
Anderson, 27, is an elite player. He is going to continue to be an elite player for a very long time. The relationship between La Russa and Anderson is very important because Anderson is going to be a leader on and off the field for a long time. Everyone wants to win the World Series but they also want to have some fun along the way.
Anderson mentioned that he knows about all that we have said about La Russa’s reaction to the bat flips and all of that stuff. He plans to talk to his new manager about those things and make sure that everyone knows that he doesn’t plan on changing anything about his game.
This is good news for a lot of reasons. It appears that one of the team’s most important players is sincerely excited to work under his new manager. He wants to win and believes he can learn a lot from this very successful Hall of Fame coach. There is so much talent in this organization that everyone who follows baseball closely can see that something special is brewing on the South Side.
La Russa hasn’t managed a baseball game in about a decade. He did, however, win the last game that he managed as his St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers in game seven of the 2011 World Series. Hopefully, he can have the same level of success with this young vibrant White Sox team. With players like Tim Anderson leading the way and a new manager, things might get done.