Tony La Russa Intentionally Walked a Guy With Two Strikes, Next Batter Hit a Three Run Home Run, He Defended the Decision After the Loss

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SJ - June 10, 2022

Thursday afternoon's Dodgers-White Sox game caused Chicago's manager Tony La Russa to miss his afternoon nap.  As a result he called for an intentional walk with two outs and a 1-2 count on Trea Turner.  Max Muncy was up next and all he did was hit a three run home run.

Seriously, La Russa intentionally walked a guy with a 1-2 count.  It's on video.  Take a look you might not ever see it again.

Here's Muncy celebrating his bomb.

The Dodgers were up by two runs, 7-5, prior to La Russa's decision to get to Muncy.  They would win the game 11-9.  The two strike intentional walk seemed to play a part in the loss.  La Russa somehow defended it after the game and acted like the reporter who asked the question was the lunatic.

Incredible.  To make the decision is one thing, to then defend it and pretend everyone else is crazy is a whole different level.


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