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 coach.
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
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