The Chicago White Sox have relieved executive vice president Ken Williams and senior vice president and general manager Rick Hahn of their duties.
The shocking move was made and announced on Tuesday via the team’s social media accounts.
The decision was made by club owner Jerry Reinsdorf.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 22, 2023
The White Sox enter Tuesday with a 49-76 record. They went to the playoffs the last two seasons but lost before reaching the American League Championship Series both times. However, this season has been a disaster and both Williams and Hahn have faced heavy criticism over their decisions.
Naturally, the reactions to the news were pretty strong, with many White Sox fans excited about the change, which they felt was much-needed and overdue.
Shocking news on the South Side https://t.co/OmpcG8CakP
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 22, 2023
You wanted change? This is it. https://t.co/2PXlhWPqiP
— Ryan McGuffey (@RyanMcGuffey) August 22, 2023
There you go. Consequences! https://t.co/JQSiN3Soje
— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) August 22, 2023
Starting to think they won't have a better run than the Cubs did from 2015-19 like their fans insisted https://t.co/jf63yJOdIF
— Robert O'Neill (@RobertONeill31) August 22, 2023
Congrats White Sox Fans. This was needed years ago. Especially for Kenny.
Welcome to hope. It may be the hope that kills you, but better to have it than not. https://t.co/Aj8snEOk6Q
— Chuck (@ivychat) August 22, 2023