Sport These are the three things that make Tony La Russa angry

06:50  15 september  2021
06:50  15 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Tony La Russa took major heat last week for criticizing his player, Yermin Mercedes, for hitting a home run on a 3 -0 pitch while his team was up big – then defending an opposing pitcher who threw at him a day later. The heat has distracted from some of his miscues on the managerial side of things . He had a particularly rough series in New York this weekend, contributing to a sweep at the hands of the Yankees. In the ninth inning of Sunday’s game, a 5-4 walk-off win for the Yankees, La Russa left Aaron Bummer in after the reliever pitched the eighth inning. Bummer started off the inning by giving up a

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Tony La Russa was pretty upset on Tuesday night after one of his players was hit on the helmet by a pitch.

Tony La Russa holding a baseball bat: Tony La Russa is apparently very protective of his players not getting hurt. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Tony La Russa is apparently very protective of his players not getting hurt.

Luis Robert was batting to start the bottom of the fifth inning for the Chicago White Sox against the Los Angeles Angels and was hit on the helmet by an Oliver Ortega pitch. La Russa didn’t take long to come out and have some words with home plate umpire Bill Welke and Angels catcher Max Stassi.

“That look in Tony La Russa’s eye, man,” Angels announcer Matt Vasgersian began.

Then Vasgersian shared the things he has witnessed that anger La Russa. It’s a good list.

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La Russa made no effort to reckon with or apologize for his role in any of this or explain whether he has spent time considering the experiences of Black people in this country or in baseball. Instead, he proceeded to list Black players that played for him and talked about racist bones — always good things for your manager to clear up on Day One. There is no debate, no controversy and no Plan B – at least none that anyone outside the Jets organization knows at the moment. Zach Wilson is on the fast track to be the Jets’ Opening Day starter this September, just one month after he turns 22. 17m ago.

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“I have personally witnessed Tony agree about a few things on a number of occasions,” Vasgersian said. “He gets angry at the suggestion that Harold Baines is not a Hall of Famer. He gets angry when he is compared unfavorably to younger managers who are somehow considered more analytically-savvy. But nothing makes him angrier than when his player gets hurt, even if there is no intent.”

That’s probably a good part of the reason why La Russa has been so successful as a manager. The guy loves his players and goes to bat for them.

Baines, by the way, played for La Russa on the White Sox and Oakland A’s. Baines was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019 despite being dropped from the initial ballot due to low voting totals.

As for questions about La Russa’s age, Tim Anderson had a great response.

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