Found October 31, 2011 on
Word this morning that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has retired. Wow, they sure didn't have much time to celebrate that World Series in St. Louis, did they? Well, at least they got the weekend.
As for the Texas Rangers, it could take a lot longer to get over that Game 6 collapse.
Maybe never. Don't get me wrong. I do think the Rangers could get back to the Fall Classic. But winning it? Let's see, they just got beat in consecutive years by opponents who weren't exactly, uh, how to put this...perennial juggernauts?
The 2010 San Francisco Giants and the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals had some things in common besides being World Series champs. Neither was expected to win even their own divisions before the season began. In fact, the Cards didn't come close to winning theirs. And both teams had to put together fantastic runs over the final two months of the season just to make the playoffs. Both then had to deliver a series of clutch -- some might say "fluke"...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.
The Cardinals scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference at Busch Stadium for La Russa to announce his decision.
"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," La Russa said.
La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just...
I started thinking the other day as the World Series began to wind down; Tony La Russa has been doing this an awfully long time. How many other guys realistically remain from my childhood? La Russa was the guy who was in the opposite dugout for my first World Series in 1990 when the Reds swept the Athletics. And that’s when it hit me–he’s probably ready to leave the game of...
Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career, Tony...ya bum.
Tony LaRussa is retiring from baseball. Two thoughts come right to mind: Good luck and good riddance.
Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know how I feel about LaRussa. I’ve always thought of him as a punk. A baseball manager who’d do anything to win a game.
But the truth is, had Tony managed my beloved...
One of the first emails to land in my inbox after St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's surprise retirement party was from a longtime Cincinnati Reds fan. It said, "I won't miss Tony at all."
Most Reds fans won't. As far as public enemies are concerned, Reds fans are devoutly anti-Cardinals, and their top five are La Russa, Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina...
His teams always came prepared, played hard and could never be counted out. Danny Knobler says the Cards and baseball will sorely miss the fearlessness, ingenuity and mystery Tony La Russa brought to the game.
<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">In a bit of a surprise St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa has announced his retirement after 33 years as an MLB manager.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">LaRussa has rubbed some folks the wrong way over the...
Less than 72 hours from the end of an improbable World Series run by the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB had multiple news headlines before most people had lunch on the east coast. A Hall of Fame worthy manager retired, an expected announcement was nixed and general managers began lighting the hot stove, wasting no time molding their rosters for 2012.SurprisesThe first bit of surprising...