Friday, October 13, 2006
White Sox fire bench coach Raines
CHICAGO - Tim Raines is taking the blame for the
Chicago White Sox's failure to reach the postseason.
The defending champion White Sox on Friday announced that Raines
was fired after serving his first season as the team's bench
Despite going 90-72 - just nine wins shy of its victory total of
2005, its first World Series-winning season since 1917 -
Chicago ended up third in the American League Central behind the
Minnesota Twins (96-66) and the wild card-winning Detroit
A former player with Chicago from 1991-95, Raines was hired in
November 2004, serving as a first base coach in 2005.
The team also announced that the rest of the staff, including
manager Ozzie Guillen, hitting coach Greg Walker and pitching
coach Don Cooper, all will return for 2007.