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Old 09-20-2019, 08:03 PM
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:09 PM
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Lol. I'm not offended by it...1) It sounds like motivation to him and 2) I don't need him to have a good beside manner if he can help our staff become a world series staff. We'll see.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:17 PM
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Any time we fans donít just shut up and kiss the ring, someone in this organization always makes it a point to demean us. People in this organization, from the Chairman on down, would do well to remember that we fans donít owe them ****.

This is an absolute embarrassment from one of the worldís most prominent brown-nosers.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:36 PM
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Must be a slow news day someone went to Don Cooper and asked him what he likes and dislikes about his job. Now we got some controversy and nothing sells like that...
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:41 PM
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Must be a slow news day someone went to Don Cooper and asked him what he likes and dislikes about his job. Now we got some controversy and nothing sells like that...
Not this time. This was directly concocted by team-owned media as a chance to grind an axe. Hahn also brought this topic up earlier in the season, as did Renteria.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:46 PM
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Any time we fans donít just shut up and kiss the ring, someone in this organization always makes it a point to demean us. People in this organization, from the Chairman on down, would do well to remember that we fans donít owe them ****.

This is an absolute embarrassment from one of the worldís most prominent brown-nosers.
This ownership owes the tax payers of Illinois. The fans owe them nothing.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:02 AM
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Yeah, I lasted about a week as a Facebook "friend" of Cooper before I said something that pissed him off and he unfriended and blocked me. It takes very little to set him off.


In case you're wondering, all I had said was that I wasn't a big fan of Eddie Einhorn. Coop didn't bother to wait to hear why, just went off on me, told me what a "man's man" Einhorn was, then immediately blocked me.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:13 AM
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I love Coop's honesty and have no problems with what he said. None. But, perhaps he should think about getting off social media?
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:24 AM
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I also donít have any problem with what Cooper said, as I think it is true. Way too many fans (not just Sox fans, mind you) think they know enough about what is going on with their favorite team to offer meaningful criticism. I have been fortunate in that a good friend of mine worked closely with Reinsdorf for years. Also, one of my best friends played for 5 years in the NFL until his knees gave out. Based on the stories they have told me, even fans who closely follow a team maybe knows about 10% of what is going on with the team on the field. And off the field... forget it. Fans know next to nothing about all the off the field matters.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:39 PM
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Yeah, I lasted about a week as a Facebook "friend" of Cooper before I said something that pissed him off and he unfriended and blocked me. It takes very little to set him off.


In case you're wondering, all I had said was that I wasn't a big fan of Eddie Einhorn. Coop didn't bother to wait to hear why, just went off on me, told me what a "man's man" Einhorn was, then immediately blocked me.
Wow. That's pathetically thin-skinned for someone whose job involves dealing with the public (i.e.; fans).

He's a company man through-and-through. I don't believe for a second that his past attendance shaming of fans was just him being rogue - I see it as him reflecting the view of his bosses.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:33 PM
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I'm more than tired of Cooper's pitchers not throwing strikes and not bothering to hold runners on. It's been going on for many years. I also don't think he deserves to take credit for Giolito's improvement. In any case, I think the team would greatly benefit from a complete change in the coaching staff, including Cooper and Renteria.
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In any case, I think the team would greatly benefit from a complete change in the coaching staff, including Cooper and Renteria.



Think about who is going to make those changes.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:29 AM
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Wow. That's pathetically thin-skinned for someone whose job involves dealing with the public (i.e.; fans).

He's a company man through-and-through. I don't believe for a second that his past attendance shaming of fans was just him being rogue - I see it as him reflecting the view of his bosses.
Or maybe this is Don Cooper. I tend to believe this is just how Coop is and how he thinks and feels. Calling him a company man is an easy way to just dismiss what he's saying because you don't agree with him.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:18 PM
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Or maybe this is Don Cooper. I tend to believe this is just how Coop is and how he thinks and feels. Calling him a company man is an easy way to just dismiss what he's saying because you don't agree with him.
I never said I disagreed with what Don Cooper is saying....just how he says it. Big difference. Misrepresenting what other posters say is an easy way to just dismiss their point of view.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:15 PM
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I never said I disagreed with what Don Cooper is saying....just how he says it. Big difference. Misrepresenting what other posters say is an easy way to just dismiss their point of view.
But Coop has always said these things in that way. Time after time when he gets asked about fans and their opinions he is very quick to deride the fans and dismiss everything we fans say. It's really nothing new.
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