Tim Anderson of Chicago White Sox on Tony La Russa


CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is eager to see anyone see how new manager Tony La Russa will react to flipping his bat after a big home run for the first time.

Anderson also clarified a few things.

He would not change to suit the Hall of Fame captain, who returned to the White Sox last week, 34 years after he fired him. He said that he wants to play for La Russa and is having a good time on the way.

Anderson said, “There’s a lot of news we can’t get together, ‘. I’m just ready to take his mind and learn wisdom. … Just try to have fun with it, if he allows.” “

Anderson and outfielder Aloy Jimenez spoke on a video call Thursday and were followed by first baseman Jose Abreau as the Silver Slugger Award winner.

He is getting a manager who won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics and two with the St. Louis Cardinals. But Anderson and Jimenez said they were sorry to see the White Sox’s part with Rick Renteria as to what the team had insisted on and it was a mutual agreement.

With a mix of young stars and solid veterans, Chicago entered the playoffs this year and scored one run in seven consecutive losing seasons.

“Tony is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game,” Jimenez said through an interpreter. “When I saw the news, I was excited to be managed by a man like him. But at the same time, it was a kind of Bitterwhite news because I loved Ricky so much.”

La Russa is 2,728-2,365 with Chicago, Oakland and St. Louis with six penitents in 33 seasons. Only Hall of Famers Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) have more wins.

But at 76, he did not fill the lineup card, as the Cardinals defeated Texas in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. He is handling a vibrant team that loves to have fun and celebrate, none more than 27-year-old Anderson.

“I won’t change my style, the way I play for Tony,” Anderson said with a laugh. “That won’t happen. I’ll always be. I’ll always be and I’ll always be. We’ll see what happens, I guess, if I flip the bat.”

La Russa is no stranger to managing big celebrities. He had Ricky Henderson and Jose Canseco in Oakland. And his close, Dennis Eckersley, known for pumping his fist, pointed at opponents and fired imaginary guns at them on strike.

La Russa said that last week he is fine with the players, as long as he is celebrating “honestly”. He wants the players to “participate in the competition with dedication.”

Anderson is eager to talk with La Russa.

“I’m asking him, ‘How much are you studying? You know, a lot of people are saying we’re not going together.” So I’m asking him, ‘Why do you think that?’ ” Anderson said. “I’m excited about it. Hopefully we can turn this negative into a positive one. Keep moving forward, enjoy the game and have fun with it. What is the end goal, you can’t get away with it. “

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