‘Tony La Russa Is Acting Just Like Joe Maddon’- MLB Fans Rage Against Chicago White Sox Manager After He Intentionally Walked La Dodgers’ Trea Turner

Published 06/10/2022, 5:29 AM EDT

Although the 2022 MLB season started a bit late, it is probably going to be one of the most thrilling seasons ever. In a recent game, the Chicago White Sox manager, Tony La Russa, did something unexpected against the LA Dodgers, for which he is receiving criticism from the MLB community.

While playing against a team as strong as the LA Dodgers, the opponent team would do anything to win the game. Something similar happened in a recent game between the Dodgers and White Sox when Tony La Russa intentionally walked the Dodgers star, Trea Turner. However, this decision backfired on the White Sox manager.

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Despite all the failed tactics from La Russa, the Dodgers won the game 11-9 against the White Sox. After losing the first game of the series, the Dodgers made a statement comeback in the next two games and clinched the three-game series. 

MLB fans demand the White Sox fire Tony La Russa

With the series on the line, the White Sox manager did everything to defeat the LA Dodgers. But given the depth in their batting lineup, it is difficult to beat the Dodgers. 

During the sixth inning of the game, when the Dodgers were leading 7-5, La Russa intentionally walked Trea Turner. But what followed this incident will haunt La Russa for many nights. When Max Muncy came to the plate, he smacked a three-run home run and insured the Dodgers’ victory.

Taking to Twitter, MLB fans criticized LA Russa for his controversial decision. Many fans even demanded the White Sox fire their manager at the earliest.

One fan compared La Russa to the former Angels manager Joe Maddon, while Vinnie Parsie of Fansided was in disbelief that people were still defending La Russa after his horrendous call.

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Who is the boss in the National League?

The LA Dodgers and New York Mets are two of the best teams in the current MLB season. Talking about the National League, the Dodgers and Mets have been equally good in their respective division.

WATCH THIS STORY: Aaron Boone Ejected In The Loss To The Blue Jays

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Even when the two played each other in a four-game series, it ended in a tie. With 37 wins out of 57 games, the Dodgers are just one win behind the Buck Showalter-led team. 

Who do you think will top the National League in 2022?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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