Tony La Russa Sprinted onto the Field, Had to Be Restrained After Jose Abreu Took a Fastball to the Head

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SJ - July 31, 2021

It's hard for a manager to watch his star player take a fastball to the helmet, even if it wasn't intentional.  Just ask White Sox manager Tony La Russa.

That's exactly what he witnessed on Friday night against Cleveland.  A fastball from Indians right-hander James Karinchak hit Jose Abreu in the head.

After watching Abreu go down, the 76-year-old La Russa sprinted onto the field and was ready to do battle.  He confronted catcher Roberto Perez, the benches cleared and La Russa had to be restrained.

You have to love your manager going balls to the wall for you if you're a player.  Just don't hit a 3-0 pitch over the fence during a blowout and La Russa has your back.

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