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White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:57 pm
 
Cora, Guillen

By Evan Brunell

Even though Ozzie Guillen is gone, the drama continues in Chicago. Interim manager Joey Cora, who is considered a strong candidate to manage somewhere one day, was fired by text message before managing his first game for the White Sox, the Chicago Sun-Times writes.

GM Kenny Williams replaced Cora (pictured, left, with Guillen) with pitching coach Don Cooper, texting Cora and telling him not to bother coming to the park. That's quite an odd development. There hasn't been any news as to the reasoning, but it appears as if the firing was related to Guillen, who managed his final game with the White Sox Monday night and is headed to Florida to manage. Cora is expected to join Guillen in Florida, so it's possible Williams didn't want anyone managing his team for them to leave after the year and follow the just-fired manager. You can understand that rationale.

Cora was the bench coach under Guillen in Chicago, while Don Cooper was in his ninth season as pitching coach. Cooper is expected to interview for the full-time managerial opening. Given the success of Bud Black in San Diego and now John Farrell in Toronto, it's possible Cooper could get the job after decades of pitching coaches never really being considered for the opening. However, the White Sox could also lure back ex-manager Tony La Russa or go in a different direction. No matter what happens, Cooper's job as a pitching coach is safe -- whether in Chicago or elsewhere -- as he's one of the best at his profession.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:54 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:52 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

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Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 10:38 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

This article is pretty misleading, starting with the title.
Cora was let go along with Ozzie, Ozzie's decision, because Cora would be a part of his staff.
When Kenny was interviewed about this, he said "that is bullsh*t" "I texted him to meet with him later".
Still a somewhat unprofessional way to approach the situation instead of phone call, but it's difficult to determine what is ethical with today's technology.
Going to Joe Cowley for unbiased information is a poor decision. 

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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:02 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Leave it to the White Sox. Firing a guy by text message? Really? Kind of like paying Adam Dunn $56MM over four years, only to get a .159 average and 177 strikeouts. Stellar.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 8:52 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

exactly..what success?



Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:14 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Sometimes a freash start is best....GM williams needs to go bye bye also along with 90% of the team ...



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Success in Toronto?

"Given the success of Bud Black in San Diego and now John Farrell in Toronto, it's possible Cooper could get the job after decades of pitching coaches never really being considered for the opening."

Success? Achieving .500, for the 10th time in 15 years is success? 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:36 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

As a cub fan.....worry about your own team.  You have enough problems!  Loved the way you guys treated Steve Bartman by the way!  Real Classy! 

05 was sweet!  You will NEVER feel it!



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:28 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

You got to love firing some dude by a text message. I can see giving the boot to a girlfriend or a stock broker in that manner but come on Kennie. We all know who the next Chisox skipper has to be. Ken, the Honk Harrelson will come downstairs next spring and bring along the Stone Pony with him as pitching coach. With these 2 arrogant and obnoxious jerks running the ship, the Pale Hose won't lose 50 games. Those clowns know so much about the game and will gladly tell you that if given half a chance.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 1:54 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

this article is a joke what success has john ferral had in toronto?????????


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