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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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Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:11 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

@clienteight - you're correct in Cora getting picked off and Keith's comments...but you're thinking of the wrong Cora, that was Alex Cora.




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:10 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

A TEXT?how the hell does williams keep his job.ownership can't be happy with this class-less act.bad time in chi-town




Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:43 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

kenny williams has NO CLASS. and your teams record reflects you, you put them together not your manager. your less than a man



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:08 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Say what you want about this being a smart move or not a smart move.  That is not the issue.  The issue here is the fact that he did it by text message.  This is rediculous and a very class-less act. 



Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:03 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

hey the Sox are just like the cubs neither one has a clue as to what to do.



Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:20 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

So,  how much do you pay the guy  for his time as interim??Yell



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:58 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Williams has denied sending the text, so who knows what the real story is? I'm no fan of Kenny's whatsoever, but if Cora's going to Miami with Ozzie, as everyone suspects, why have him be the interim manager?



Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:39 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

So he tells him not to show up on that park by text message???  That pretty much sums up Kenny Williams in a nut shell.  Stay Classy Kenny... 



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:38 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Evan... this is a friggn idiot blog....cbs presents this as news and you write bs...



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:28 pm
 

White Sox fire interim manager before first game

Not a fan of Kenny but he did the right thing here.  Guillens stench was filling the whole clubhouse...time to rid the team of Ozzie and his whole crew..this should have happened years ago.


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