If you are trying to dispel any notions that your managerial decision was a last-minute, ruled-from-on-high, not-everyone-is-on-board type call, then it’s probably a good idea not to accidentally send out an old version of your announcement images.
That’s apparently what happened today to the White Sox, who announced Tony La Russa as their new manager, but emailed this:
Buddy pointed out to me…is that AJ Hinch's signature? pic.twitter.com/EhlSBhu9xS
— Jason Goff (@Jason1Goff) October 29, 2020
— Gabe (@GabeNotDave) October 29, 2020
Oh. I’m crying. Hinch, of course, is viewed by many to be the top managerial candidate on the market, having served his one-year suspension for the Astros cheating scandal (and generally having come off better than others involved).
That’s rough and hilarious, and precisely not how the White Sox wanted to convey that they’re all completely on board with the decision to hire La Russa instead of the various managerial options who’ve been in the dugout in the last decade.