Just because the World Series has ended doesn’t mean baseball drama has also ended, as 2020 keeps doing its thing.
Immediately after the Dodgers won the title, focus turned to the three open managerial positions in Detroit, Chicago and Boston. The positions have all since been filled — one just yesterday — and two of the new hires are already being questioned.
Of the three jobs that were open, the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, the White Sox was voted by SB Nation Reacts members as the most desirable position. However, fewer than 50 percent of fans think the team will find success with new manager Tony La Russa.
La Russa and the White Sox aren’t the only ones catching attention. The Tigers hired former Astros manager AJ Hinch, only a season removed from the Houston cheating scandal. Nearly 50 percent of fans don’t believe Hinch should have been given another MLB opportunity.
Even the new World Series champions have found themselves in the middle of controversy. At some point in the seventh inning of Game 6, the Dodgers learned third baseman Justin Turner had tested positive for COVID-19 and Turner was taken out of the game. However, after they won, Turner was on the field celebrating in close contact with teammates, at times without a mask.
Nearly three-quarters of fans responding to the survey believe Turner should face a penalty for the celebration.
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