CC Sabathia just took a big ol’ dump all over Tony La Russa and his unwritten rules
Chicago White Sox skipper Tony La Russa has been put on blast by numerous people across the big leagues in the last few days. The legendary manager initially got pissed at Yermin Mercedes for hitting an absolute moonshot on a 3-0 count, even though Twins position player Willians Astudillo was on the bump.
La Russa then failed to back up his player after Minnesota threw behind Mercedes the following day, claiming that he agreed with their decision. CC Sabathia meanwhile, is the latest figure to absolutely destroy La Russa for his ridiculous comments.
The former Yankees star recently appeared on the R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruocco and it’s safe to say, he didn’t hold back.
“Tony La Russa is out of touch with the game, cuz. He should not be managing one of the best teams in the American League, period. The fact that Tim Anderson, basically the captain of their team, had to go on Instagram and step up for his teammate like, ‘Yeah, the game wasn’t over …’
“If you’re going to put a f***ing position player in there to pitch, guess what? If he’s going to lob s*** over the plate, we going to f***ing tee off.” CC Sabathia went on. “Put a 10-run rule up there, cuz. If y’all don’t want to see people get embarrassed and you don’t want to see position players pitch and people swing on 3-0 counts and all that s***, then make it a 10-run rule so the f***ing game will be over and you don’t have these stupid ass unwritten rules.
Sabathia has a clear point. It really is an unwritten rule and the fact that Minnesota had a position player on the mound throwing 50 mph changeups right across the plate is a joke in itself. Mercedes had every right to swing away.
Again, Tony La Russa is an old-school type manager. But, not defending your own player in a situation like this looks really bad. CC Sabathia hit the nail right on the coffin here.
The White Sox should reconsider who they hired because animosity between management and players is not a recipe for success as this team looks to make some noise in 2021.