The Chicago White Sox continue to struggle and Tony La Russa continues to puzzle minds. The Chicago manager, who endured a “fire Tony” chant earlier this season, intentionally walked Cleveland Guardians superstar Jose Ramirez on an 0-1 count on Tuesday. 

It should be noted that Ramirez had an RBI hit earlier in the ballgame. But La Russa could have opted to walk him in the first at-bat but opted not to. 

The White Sox broadcasters were left speechless after La Russa’s decision

“It would have been nicer with a one to nothing score, but better late than never,” One of the broadcasters said.

The play-by-play announcer then asked the color commentator why they would walk Jose Ramirez on an 0-1 count. The color commentator stated that he had no idea. 

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The announcers sounded as confused as the majority of fans. You know it’s an odd managing decision when both announcers have no idea what is going on. 

But this isn’t the first time Tony La Russa walked a player in a pitcher’s count. He walked Trea Turner with a runner on second and a 1-2 count earlier this year. And a very similar conversation transpired between the White Sox' announcers.

The result? A three-run home run off the bat of Max Muncy. 

Tony La Russa’s job appears to be safe given his relationship with White Sox ownership. But he will find himself in the hot seat if keeps making decisions that make no sense. 

The Guardians ultimately defeated the White Sox in the game by a final score of 4-1.