Tony La Russa was goaded into a managerial decision by a fan from the stands during a critical eighth inning comeback win over the Houston Astros.
As bizarre as this season has been from a White Sox managerial standpoint you can add this one to the list. A Chicago White Sox fan appeared to get manager Tony La Russa to call time out and put in Adam Engel as a pinch runner in the bottom of the eighth inning.
No way my Dad got Tony to pinch run Engel in the 8th 😭 @JomboyMedia @MLBONFOX @JamesFox917 @NBCSChicago @SoxMach_pnoles pic.twitter.com/CTr7aeUumL
— David (@WeinoChi) August 16, 2022
In what should be a decision that is made by the manager of your baseball team who has keen awareness of the situation and what needs to be done it seems it took fan intervention to make the logical baseball decision. This video may be an indictment of just how out of touch Tony La Russa has become after being away from the game for more than a decade.
From falling asleep in the dugout, to intentionally walking Trea Turner who had a 1-2 count against him, this marks yet another odd moment in this 2022 White Sox season. Fortunately for Tony La Russa last night’s comeback win wound up being the story of the night rather than his lack of baseball acumen.
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