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Old 08-04-2013, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitmen77 View Post
Also, comparing Robin's situation to people who managed 60 or 75 years ago really isn't a convincing argument to me that the Sox were right to hire a person with zero experience to manage this major league ball club.

Plus, the "last manager to manage the White Sox to a championship" was a major league coach before he was hired by the White Sox.
Right, that was a completely different era and the job is a lot more complicated now the way baseball has become specialized, free agency, multi-million dollar egos and sensitivities. It simply is not a good comparison at all. What the Sox did was completely out of the box and a huge gamble. I'm not sure if it has ever happened recently, a manager with zero coaching experience professionally.
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