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Old 08-17-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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call me a traditionalist if you will, but without the corn coming all the way up to the warning track, its just another ball field in a pasture

...and it should have been the home team Twins playing
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: USA
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Well, if they get the Presidential candidates to play there are enough now to field two teams and have a pitcher back up per team

Maybe more interesting then disappointing MLB fans that will not fit in such a small temporary stadium of 8,000
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Default LaRussa named new White Sox manager

He’s 76 years old....must really be getting sick of quarantine life to want to go back on the road again.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...76-new-manager
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:28 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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He had the doping McGwire And Pujols as long as he can get the steroids to the players things will be ok
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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This is either going to turn out really good or be a complete and utter disaster. I don't see much of a middle ground. 2011 was a long ass time ago, and the game has pretty much done a 180 if not a complete 360 in terms of how you manage and run a team than that October night in 2011 when La Russa walked into the sunset with a World Series title.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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He’s 76 years old....must really be getting sick of quarantine life to want to go back on the road again.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...76-new-manager
This makes me feel young again. I have 2 baseball cards for people still involved in baseball. Tony LaRussa's rookie card (with the Athletics) and Bob Uecker. Unfortunately, I don't have Uecker's card with him batting left handed. It was the year before.

People seem concerned that he can't manage today's game. Some of the old ways of managing just might be successful.

A good example being the playoff games last year between the Twins and Astros. If Rocco would have left the starters in for both games, the Twins would have probably won them as they were sailing through. Instead he went by the playbook of rotating in specialist pitchers at certain innings/pitch counts/etc. and got beat.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:41 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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This makes me feel young again. I have 2 baseball cards for people still involved in baseball. Tony LaRussa's rookie card (with the Athletics) and Bob Uecker. Unfortunately, I don't have Uecker's card with him batting left handed. It was the year before.

People seem concerned that he can't manage today's game. Some of the old ways of managing just might be successful.

A good example being the playoff games last year between the Twins and Astros. If Rocco would have left the starters in for both games, the Twins would have probably won them as they were sailing through. Instead he went by the playbook of rotating in specialist pitchers at certain innings/pitch counts/etc. and got beat.


I remember LaRussa saying "I'd rather be a bus driver in the minor leagues than an attorney in a court of law"

La Russa has been quoted as saying, "I decided I'd rather ride the buses in the minor leagues than practice law for a living."

He was an attorney and holds a law degree.

I remember once when the A's were playing the Rangers, LaRussa was there. I had a little league team and there was this one kid, parents divorced, no father in his life, drool-worthy hot mom, of course I noticed her too, I took him to the game, something he never would have been able to do I went up to LaRussa before the game and asked politely if he would sign the baseball for this kid, which he did, we thanked him

That was maybe the highlight of the kid's night

Sadly, his mom had a boyfriend and never seemed to get much closer with me, only some notes thanking me for being a positive influence in her sons life. She should have sent one to LaRussa if she knew how happy he made her kid by signing a baseball


I would hang onto that baseball card. I don't know what ever happened to all mine, probably thrown out by inconsiderate family members
I am glad you still have those.

IF they have the season and let fans in, the Rays do not get the White Sox here until August, maybe I'll go Honestly, the Rays stadium is the worst of the worst so going there is no fun.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I remember LaRussa saying "I'd rather be a bus driver in the minor leagues than an attorney in a court of law"

La Russa has been quoted as saying, "I decided I'd rather ride the buses in the minor leagues than practice law for a living."

He was an attorney and holds a law degree.

I remember once when the A's were playing the Rangers, LaRussa was there. I had a little league team and there was this one kid, parents divorced, no father in his life, drool-worthy hot mom, of course I noticed her too, I took him to the game, something he never would have been able to do I went up to LaRussa before the game and asked politely if he would sign the baseball for this kid, which he did, we thanked him

That was maybe the highlight of the kid's night

Sadly, his mom had a boyfriend and never seemed to get much closer with me, only some notes thanking me for being a positive influence in her sons life. She should have sent one to LaRussa if she knew how happy he made her kid by signing a baseball


I would hang onto that baseball card. I don't know what ever happened to all mine, probably thrown out by inconsiderate family members
I am glad you still have those.

IF they have the season and let fans in, the Rays do not get the White Sox here until August, maybe I'll go Honestly, the Rays stadium is the worst of the worst so going there is no fun.
As a farm boy with no brothers or close neighbors having boys near my age AND being absolutely addicted to baseball, my baseball cards were something I spent untold hours studying. I could tell you most every player at that time whether they batted or threw right or left and what team every player was on. No, I'm not ever planning on selling my collection. Worth money? I'm sure they are. For just Mickey Mantles alone, I have 5 of them from different years, all in the early to middle 1960's.
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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As a farm boy with no brothers or close neighbors having boys near my age AND being absolutely addicted to baseball, my baseball cards were something I spent untold hours studying. I could tell you most every player at that time whether they batted or threw right or left and what team every player was on. No, I'm not ever planning on selling my collection. Worth money? I'm sure they are. For just Mickey Mantles alone, I have 5 of them from different years, all in the early to middle 1960's.
This is completely off-topic, but are baseball cards a thing anymore? I was born in the 80's and was a teen in the 90's and remember how popular they were. It's one of life's simple pleasures that have gone by the wayside. I still remember being super stoked when I randomly got Ken Griffey Junior's Upper Deck rookie card in a pack (I think it was in 1990). It was worth over $100 then (there were card stores you could go to and sell it back then). I'm thinking it would be worth a lot now. I have a bunch of cards stored in boxes in my parents house like that, lol. I remember I had a Wade Boggs card that was worth a pretty penny back then. It would be interesting to see if I could cash out a lot for them now but I'm too lazy to investigate
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Old 03-08-2021, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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This is completely off-topic, but are baseball cards a thing anymore? I was born in the 80's and was a teen in the 90's and remember how popular they were. It's one of life's simple pleasures that have gone by the wayside. I still remember being super stoked when I randomly got Ken Griffey Junior's Upper Deck rookie card in a pack (I think it was in 1990). It was worth over $100 then (there were card stores you could go to and sell it back then). I'm thinking it would be worth a lot now. I have a bunch of cards stored in boxes in my parents house like that, lol. I remember I had a Wade Boggs card that was worth a pretty penny back then. It would be interesting to see if I could cash out a lot for them now but I'm too lazy to investigate
You might want to check out Beckett magazine. That USED to be the bible for baseball card values a few decades ago. I'm thinking it still might be. Someday, I'm going to do the same when I have more time after retirement.

There are a couple stores in Sioux Falls that are still just sports cards and comic books. There must be some around where you're at too.
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