The Chicago White Sox should fire Tony La Russa right now before it’s too late.
The Chicago White Sox are a very talented team. The logic behind hiring a Hall of Fame manager like Tony La Russa makes complete sense when you think about it from a baseball point of view. The problem was the process. Rick Hahn had no say as Jerry Reinsdorf brought in his old friend. From the beginning of the rumor to the actual hire, it didn’t feel right. With that said, the key to it all is the White Sox winning and we all want that really bad.
Now, however, something new has come to the surface. We now know that Tony La Russa was charged with a DUI recently. In fact, the charge happened the day before the White Sox hired him and they knew about it. It occurred in February but COVID-19 delayed the charge until just a few weeks ago. This is currently the top story in the baseball world right now and it is very embarrassing. With a young and talented team like this, it isn’t cool to see.
It was much more fun learning about their top players winning big awards like Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers but now this is the news. Let’s make something very clear, the White Sox should fire La Russa right now. It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t coached a game for them in his second stint because he has already made them look so bad.
Reinsdorf clearly has his fingerprints on this hire and now it is coming back to bite him. It is a bad look to keep this guy at this point. They probably won’t do it, but they should. AJ Hinch and Alex Cora are gone but there are still some great candidates out there. It would be great to see them do the right thing and make a move like that. It might even help them bring in some free agents that were against playing for him for whatever reason.
This thing felt weird from the beginning and now it is even worse. This feels like an easy decision that will never be made but you never know. Driving under the influence is an awful thing to do and deserves punishment. Firing him before he gets a game would really send a message that the team is serious about winning and being a good representation of the city and sport.