The Chicago White Sox drew a lot of criticism when they hired Tony La Russa as their manager until the 2021 season. Many people thought that La Russa had passed by the game and that he would not be able to communicate with the players, but these fears did not seem to be justified.
After the White Sox were knocked out of the playoffs and lost to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, several Chicago players praised their manager. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon said it was “nice” to play for La Russa. First baseman Gavin Sheets, just 25, said the White Sox players all year felt like La Russa was in their corner.