The Chicago White Sox conducted an interview with Tony La Russa and view him as a "top candidate" to replace manager Rick Renteria, according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. La Russa, 76, has spoken with general manager Rick Hahn and executive vice president Kenny Williams in recent days. Levine noted the club hopes to have a new manager in place within the next two weeks.
Once again, South Side Sox duty geezer Leigh Allan and his son and West Coast correspondent Will pretend to know what they’re talking about when it comes to White Sox baseball. This week, it’s the playoffs, the World Series, pitching rotation creativity, baseball’s suicidal march to oblivion in a mass of strikeouts and juice-ball-aided solo home runs, and (mainly) the search for a new manager in the realms of baseball and show biz, both performers and characters.
Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol has interviewed for plenty of manager jobs in recent history, including the Detroit Tigers in 2020.