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Anderson: La Russa 'in Hall of Fame for a reason'

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When the White Sox hired Tony La Russa as the manager to bring the rebuild to the finish line and win a World Series, there were some concerns.

How would his support for baseball's unwritten rules mesh with a team whose mission is to change the game? He hasn't managed in nearly a decade, will that be an issue?

"He's still been watching the game," Anderson told the media after winning his first Silver Slugger award. "He pretty much still knows what's going on."

And some fans and critics pointed to La Russa's age as a potential concern.

"It's not like he's gotta get out there and play," Anderson said. "All he's gotta do is just manage us and I'm pretty sure he still knows how to do that.

"He's in the Hall of Fame for a reason."

Take La Russa's World Series resume, sprinkle in three Silver Slugger Award wining players and a potential American League MVP, and the expectation is clear.

Bring a World Series title back to the South Side.

"I'm excited to see the Tony that everyone's talking about," Anderson said.

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