White Sox's Tony La Russa brushes off criticism over handling of Yermin Mercedes saga

La Russa, the 76-year-old Hall of Famer, came under fire for chastising Mercedes for hitting a home run in the ninth inning on a 3-0 count during a blowout win Monday against the Minnesota Twins. When Mercedes was thrown at during Tuesday night’s game, La Russa brushed it off.

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You think you need more [実行します] to win, you keep pushing,” La Russa said before Wednesday afternoon’s game between the two teams, 経由して USAトゥデイ. “If you think you have enough, respect the game and opposition. Sportsmanship.

If you’re going to tell me that sportsmanship and respect for the game of baseball and respect for your opponent is not an important priority, then I can’t disagree with you more.

White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn was among those who dismissed the unwritten rules on Tuesday night.


If a position player is on the mound, there are no rules. Let’s get the damn game over with. And if you have a problem with whatever happened, then put a pitcher out there,” Lynn said, 経由して NBC Sports Chicago.

La Russa responded Wednesday to Lynn’s comments, による 670 スコア.

Lance has a locker. I have an office. … I don’t agree.

火曜日に, Mercedes didn’t appear to be ready to ease off the gas pedal.

I’m going to play like that. I’m Yermin. I can’t be another person because if I’m changing, everything is going to (なれ) changing,” 彼は言った. “Everything was good. Some of my teammates just talked with me. Just be relaxed, everything was good, everything was good, just do you. We’re good.

Coming into Wednesday’s game, Chicago sat on top of the AL Central division with a 25-16 記録. The Twins are last with a 14-26 記録.