The White Sox Talk Podcast brings you unparalleled insight and access to the White Sox. Featuring interviews with current/former players and coaches, we’ll tell you why something happened yesterday, and what’s likely going to happen tomorrow. Featuring Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Insider Vinnie Duber. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday.
To the surprise of many White Sox fans, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa has seemingly become the front runner for the White Sox managerial opening, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. In a jam-packed episode, Nightengale joins host Chuck Garfien to discuss how La Russa became the hot candidate and his chances of being the first manager to manage after entering the Hall of Fame.
Later in the podcast, Chuck is joined by Ryan McGuffey and Adam Hoge to discuss the report. Then, Hawk Harrelson — who fired La Russa from his post as Sox manager in 1986 — joins Chuck to discuss his relationship with La Russa.
(2:32) - Nightengale believes La Russa's ties to the White Sox are strong
(7:26) - What happens if Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams don't want La Russa and prefer A.J. Hinch?
(10:10) - Nightengale says "It's La Russa's job to lose"
(12:40) - Ryan McGuffey and Adam Hoge join Chuck to discuss Nightengale's report
(34:27) - Hawk Harrelson interview on his feelings about La Russa possibly returning to the White Sox
(42:28) - Chuck, Guff, and Adam discuss if La Russa will become the White Sox manager