The White Sox were hosting the Kansas City Royals on Monday. During the game, cameras caught the Chicago skipper struggling to keep his eyes open in the dugout. Now, La Russa is not a young man. He will be 78 in October. While nodding off is not ideal by any means, it might be something we could understand if it happened late at night or towards the end of an extra-inning game.
But neither was the case here. Quite the opposite. This happened in the bottom of the first inning.
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This incident was no different.
This man is managing a Major League Baseball team. pic.twitter.com/wtzWyEBYFu
— Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) August 2, 2022
Who could have seen it coming that this wouldn’t be working https://t.co/5MT6pjHaFH
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baseball is just an incredible moment https://t.co/zo7COaMRtB
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Tony razor sharp. https://t.co/G4q10C2hDG
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Of course, La Russa hadn’t exactly been watching baseball’s most exciting offensive team bat in the top of the first inning.
Royals offense putting the White Sox to sleep. https://t.co/u6k5ddjaib
— Royals Review (@royalsreview) August 2, 2022
So, maybe we can cut him some slack here — but not much. A manager struggling to stay awake in the first inning of a game is hard to give a pass to, regardless of the circumstances.
The White Sox would do well to keep some coffee near La Russa at all times. Or, short of that, maybe he should wear dark shades — just in case.