Home Sports Yermín Mercedes’ home run on a 3-0 count vs. a Minnesota Twins position player sparks a debate about baseball’s ‘unwritten’ rules — with Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa calling it a ‘big mistake’

Yermín Mercedes’ home run on a 3-0 count vs. a Minnesota Twins position player sparks a debate about baseball’s ‘unwritten’ rules — with Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa calling it a ‘big mistake’

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“Just about the time the guy started making the pitch, I took several steps from the dugout onto the field, yelling, ‘Take, take, take,’ ” La Russa said. “Just the way he was set up, it looked to me like he was going to swing. And the whole time he was running the bases, I’m out there. I was upset because that’s not a time to swing 3-0. I happened to look over there, and I know the Twins knew that I was upset.

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