The Chicago White Sox are not a good baseball team this year. They have a lot of flaws. Their biggest flaw, however, is their manager Tony La Russa. He is not very good at managing baseball teams anymore and it is time for him to go.
White Sox color commentator on NBC Sports Chicago Steve Stone is a very smart baseball man. He has also been preaching positivity for most of the season with the belief that they are going to turn it around eventually. It is becoming more and more obvious that they are not.
On Tuesday, the White Sox had a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. In the first game, Steve Stone had some comments about the managing of the game. It didn’t sound like he was too happy with what was going on.
Earlier in the game, Tony La Russa chose to let Davis Martin pitch to Jose Ramirez with first base open and runners on second and third with two outs. Of course, he got a hit and both runs scored. Later in the game, he tried to not make the same mistake but went about it in a weird way.
He waited until Ramirez had an 0-1 count to intentionally walk him. It was then that Steve Stone roasted the decision. It is so obvious that he is also fed up with what is going on with this team this year.
Steve Stone knows that Tony La Russa is pretty bad at his managerial job.
From there, both Steve Stone and Jason Bennetti went on to make fun of the decision a little bit and have a laugh. That is pretty much all you can do at this point. When the team starts to become a joke, all you can do is laugh at the joke. It is getting pretty embarrassing.
Of course, a game like this ended in a loss for the White Sox as they weren’t able to take game one of the doubleheader. They continue to dig themselves into a deeper hole with each passing day. Things might not be fixed right away if they fired the manager but it certainly wouldn’t hurt things.
It would be nice to hear Steve Stone breaking down good things about this team instead of making fun of the manager. Unfortunately, this is where we are. There is still time to fix things but the season is moving quickly. The trade deadline is also coming up soon too so something has to give.