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"Let’s put all that together. La Russa makes a big speech about how Mercedes shouldn’t have done what he did, repeatedly using the word “consequence,” and then says he apologized to the Twins. La Russa could have had his player’s back and been in the right; he chose this ridiculous code over his player. He made it clear to the Twins that he was with them on this if they wanted to take offense."