There has been a lot of drama surrounding Yermin Mercedes and the Chicago White Sox over the last few hours. Tony La Russa didn’t back his player after he hit a home run on a 3-0 pitch in a blowout off a position player. The unwritten rules are a disgrace to baseball but we all know that by now. You would think that Tony’s misguided stance would make the Minnesota Twins forget about it but they couldn’t.
The Minnesota Twins couldn’t help but throw at Yermin Mercedes on Tuesday.
It is a shame that it has come to this but the Minnesota Twins felt the need to throw at Yermin Mercedes, despite him being thrown under the bus by his manager already. Tyler Duffey was ejected from the ballgame after he threw at Mercedes. Luckily, he was unable to hit him as Mercedes was able to get his rear end out of the way. It was a great way to see Minnesota lose another pitcher.
Alex Colome came in and finished off walking Mercedes. The White Sox didn’t do anything with it but it is more the point. The Twins are basically just a bunch of babies. Rocco Baldelli, the manager, was also ejected from the ballgame after he argued with the umpires in a pretty animated fashion. He makes no sense either because what else did he expect the umpire to do? They knew that anyone who threw at Mercedes was getting ejected.
The best part of the entire sequence had to be Tim Anderson screaming at the Twins from the dugout. He already came to the defense of his teammate on Instagram earlier today so you know where he stands. It was a great way to see Anderson show some leadership from the dugout without anyone leaving the benches. Unfortunately, the Twins had their feelings hurt so they tried to hit Yermin.
This is one of the tough things about the great game of baseball. Hitting a home run in certain situations is disrespectful to your opponents but you can throw at guys. It just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
The White Sox should be ashamed of Tony La Russa throwing his guy under the bus and the Minnesota Twins should be ashamed of the way they handled it on the field in the very next game. Hopefully, going forward, baseball can be better. People aren’t going to want to watch the game if it is just led by a bunch of people who don’t like fun.