Tony La Russa's Bizarre Move Haunts White Sox

Intentional walks are a fairly commonplace strategy in baseball. Sometimes with first base open, sometimes when a count reaches 3-0 perhaps. But intentionally walking a batter with two strikes on him? Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa left everyone puzzled as to this bizarre move, that ended up blowing up in his face.

Hilariously, pointed out by Jeff Passan, you can hear a White Sox fan yelling "He has two strikes, Tony!"

Even the White Sox broadcast analyst was dumbfounded.. "On 1-2??.. Can you explain that to me?... Typically at 2 strikes the league batting average is quite low."

Then this happened:

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy "makes him pay" by unloading a 3-run blast. 

Then to top it all off, the lip reading on Muncy's reaction is priceless:

"You f**king walk him with two strikes. F**k you, bitch!" 

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