White Sox Wake Up Call: May 19, 2021

Last night: Tony La Russa threw Yermin Mercedes under the bus for hitting a home run. Then the White Sox blew a four-run lead losing to the Twins. 

And La Russa told the media he was fine with how the Twins intentionally threw at Mercedes. 

Today: Unless the clubhouse mutiny occurs before the first pitch, it’s Lucas Giolito vs. Matt Shoemaker. 

Down in the Minors: Jake Burger hit his fourth home run and Birmingham wins its 10th game of the season. 

Around MLB: Mike Trout is out 6-8 weeks which opens up the AL MVP race. 

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Root Cause

I had a manager who defended his team in public no matter what.
He corrected or instructed in private no matter what.
I am sure he spoke to other managers in private to explain that problems were handled.

I don’t care about the rest. TLR made it a public issue and as divided as we are here, he has no doubt divided the team as well.

Yermin should defend himself saying , “I got my own burger”. That makes as much sense as saying, “I’m a hall of famer” when talking to the police.


I’m starting to think that Tony is still actually pissed at Renisdorf and the Sox for firing him way back when, and is trying to destroy this team from the inside


I know it’s not the same situation, but with what happened to Pillar on Monday there shouldn’t be anyone in the game saying this is ok. Especially your own manager.