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Chicago White Sox: Fans are angry. They want La Russa out.

Alvin Garcia

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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa (22) looks on from dugout before a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians.(Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)

On Saturday, a boisterous group of Chicago White Sox supporters revealed their emotions about the team's manager, Tony La Russa. Cries of "Fire Tony!" could be heard around Guaranteed Rate Field at the bottom of the 10th inning game against the Texas Rangers.

Tony La Russa on chants: “I appreciate they want us to win, and when we don’t win, they’re unhappy."

Chicago held a lead of 7-4 at one point during the game, but the seventh inning was over, the score flipped. After scoring four runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Rangers cling to their lead and win the game. The White Sox now have a 27-30 for the season after the loss.

"There isn't anything that's happening with this team that in the end, I'm not responsible for,” said La Russa. "Never dodged accountability and I won't start now."

In a broader sense, the White Sox have been unable to advance to the next level under the management of La Russa. The White Sox hired La Russa in 2021 after firing the previous manager Rick Renteria. Who was coming off a playoff berth with the club. All accounts indicate that owner Jerry Reinsdorf made this decision.

The White Sox finished their first season under the management of Tony La Russa with a win percentage that was somewhat lower than the one they had in 2020, and they also did not move past the first round of the postseason, just as they had done in 2020.

The White Sox came into this year's campaign as the odds-on favorites to successfully defend their title as AL Central champions, but so far, they have been unable to live up to those expectations.

Fans of the Sox, on the other hand, are hopeful that by venting their frustrations in public, they may bring some sense into the front office before the season is completely ruined.

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