White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's success and evolution as a hitter can be attributed to one thing, amassing knowledge from those crossing his baseball path.
And that's what he's looking forward to about working with new manager Tony La Russa.
"I'm looking forward to learning from him," Anderson said. "A lot of news saying that we may not get along, so hopefully we can get along and continue to do what the ultimate goal is, win a championship on the South Side.
"I'm ready to pick his brain and learn his knowledge"
With three World Series championships, credit for inventing the modern bullpen and a hall of fame career. La Russa definitely has knowledge in spades.
Anderson's grown accustomed to coaches coming and leaving, whether it be hitting coach Todd Steverson who helped Anderson win a batting title in 2019 or Ricky Renteria roughly just a month ago.
But the knowledge never leaves.
"I just keep the knowledge," Anderson leaves. "Continue to keep that knowledge they left with me."
Anderson isn't the only player that recognizes the resume and wealth of knowledge La Russa brings.
"What can I say, Tony is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game. When I saw the news I was excited to be managed by a guy like him," Eloy Jimenez said through a translator.
Anderson said he hasn't spoken to La Russa yet, but he's getting the ball rolling and doing his own due diligence.
"Kind of been reading what's going and learning through that way," Anderson said. "And talking to people to get a better understanding."