Amid a subsequent round of backlash over La Russa following how the organization was widely criticized for the curious decision to hire a 76-year-old who last managed an MLB team in 2011, the White Sox are presently preaching patience.
The latest DUI charge, which occurred in Arizona, is La Russa’s second run-in with the law over an alleged act of drunken driving. The first one occurring during spring training in 2007 when he was manager of St. Louis Cardinals. La Russa pleaded to misdemeanor DUI in that case.
The arrest affidavit indicates La Russa registered a blood alcohol level of 0.90, above the legal limit of 0.80, after blowing out a tire.
Additional damning details have emerged in recent days, including how the Hall of Famer played the “Do You Know Who I Am?” card.