Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Well, look who took a moment from his busy schedule leading the free world to congratulate the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on winning the World Series. President Barack Obama called Tony La Russa on Monday, telling him that the epic Game 6, won by St. Louis in 11 innings thanks to David Freese's heroics, kept him up late and was one of the better sporting events he had seen in a long time. The President also promised a face-to-face meeting with all of the Cardinals at the White House, as is the custom, at some point. And he lauded La Russa for ending his great career in such appropriate fashion. All of the niceties you'd expect. No word on whether he asked La Russa's opinion on where free agency might take Albert Pujols, though. Like the San Francisco Giants in 2010, St. Louis reportedly was beginning to worry that Obama had forgotten them, or somehow was snubbing their championship. Fox News (which is different than Fox Sports) pointed it out, of course. You had to wo...
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