Chicago White Sox: Concerns with Tony La Russa already?

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox fields during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox fields during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson has yet to hear from new manager Tony La Russa, even though it has been a week since he took over.

Typically, when a new manager takes over, they reach out to the players on their team. It is not uncommon for that manager to get in contact with their stars, getting a sense of the personalities and the makeup of the team. One would have had to expect that new Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa would do the same.

Except, he is not. Shortstop Tim Anderson stated that he has not heard from the new manager even though it has been a week since La Russa took the helm.

Perhaps La Russa was waiting. Anderson was recently named the Silver Slugger at short, so it could be that he was simply waiting to congratulate him on his award. There could be a logical explanation.

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But there were concerns amongst the White Sox front office about La Russa. He had been away from the bench since 2011, although he remained in the game in a front office capacity. There were questions about his ability to relate to younger players, especially now that so much has changed in the social and political climate.

The fact that he has not reached out to Anderson has not done anything to change those concerns. If anything, it may strengthen that argument against La Russa, showing that he may be out of touch after all.

It is also possible that this will be much ado about nothing. La Russa could reach out over the next few days, and everything is fine. He could prove to be the right person for the job, taking the White Sox back to the World Series and leading the franchise to greatness. But this is not a great first impression.

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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa has yet to speak to Tim Anderson. While this could mean nothing, it will be worth watching to see how well the team reacts to their new manager.