Saturday, November 04, 2006

Introducing Razor Shines

No, he's not a pro wrestler, maybe you're thinking of Razor Ramon.

Anthony "Razor Shines" is the White Sox' new third base coach. He's taking over for Joey Cora who replaced Rock Raines as our bench coach.

The 49 year-old Shines fomerly was the manager for AAA Charlotte. In seven seasons, he guided them to a 508-479 record. He is thought of to be a very good coach and is known to be very aggresive. I like being aggressive on the base paths, but hopefully he's aggressive AND smart. I don't think I'll be able to stomach ad '06 Joey Cora-esque performance next year.

Shines was also the manager for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League (the team with all the Sox' players). Note the usage of the word 'was'; his firing was announced on the 2nd. Apparently there was a difference in opinion between Razor and the owners. The owners wanted to go in one direction, and Razor thought otherwise, so he got his walking papers.

Regardless of whether or not Shines does a good job, I think he's going to replace Riske as the Sox organization's most punned person. I can see it now...Razor burn, Razor's edge, etc.


Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

"Razo-nettes" anyone?

Not an exact fit for a pun but it'll work.

11/05/2006 10:39 AM  

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