Found July 05, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
Tony La Russa went on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning and said the rift between he and Dusty Baker is personal. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The rift between Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and former St. Louis Cardinals and current National Leauge All-Star manager Tony La Russa is obvious. Over the weekend Baker voiced his frustration regarding the omission of two of his players, pitcher Johnny Cueto and second baseman Brandon Phillips, off of the National League roster.  Baker blamed a past rift between the Reds players and La Russa for the snub. On Sunday, La Russa fired back at Baker, expressing he was disappointed with Baker's comments and explained that Cueto was not selected because he was scheduled to pitch on Sunday, making him unavailable to pitch in the All-Star game on Tuesday. On Thursday morning, La Russa was on The Dan Patrick Show and was firing back at Baker again. This time his words went even deeper.  La Russa says the rift between he a...

La Russa, Washington fidget with All-Star lineups

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ron Washington and Tony La Russa have been spending most of their spare moments the past few days fidgeting with potential lineups for next week's All-Star game. Of course, La Russa has had a little more time on his hands. After managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the championship last season, La Russa shuffled off into retirement as a three-time World...

David Freese is excited to play for Tony La Russa one last time

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese will join his former manager Tony La Russa in Kansas City for the MLB All-Star game next week. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison) The last time David Freese put on a uniform with Tony La Russa as his manager, the St. Louis Cardinals were winning their eleventh World Series in franchise history. Freese took home the World Series Most...

Did 2010 Reds-Cardinals Skirmish Influence Tony La Russa’s All Star Reserve Choices?

There is no shortage of bad blood in the Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals rivalry. On August 10, 2010, a heated exchange between Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina turned into a bench-clearing scrum between the N.L. Central rivals. Reds started Johnny Cueto ended up getting pinned up against the net behind home plate and was kicking away...

La Russa chooses Matt Holliday to replace Yadier Molina on NL Roster

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa choose Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to replace catcher Yadier Molina on the National League All-Star roster. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison) When news broke that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was headed to the bereavement list to tend to some family issues, many wondered about his All-Star game status next week...

Tony LaRussa Won’t Commit to R.A. Dickey as All-Star Game Starter

Tony LaRussa sucked any enjoyment out of watching baseball games he was involved in by relentlessly over-managing them and essentially ruining the fluidity of the contests. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite his retirement. LaRussa will manage the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game and he is already causing issues. Without a doubt New York Mets starting pitcher R...

Reds blank Padres behind dominating performance by Arroyo

Arroyo was dominant on Friday Dusty Baker's bunch entered Friday's contest against the Friars badly in search of a win. His club was riding a 3-game losing skid due in large part to being able to muster just one run in each of the last three games. Furthermore, the upstart Pirates had overtaken them for the top spot in the division while the hated, third-place Cardinals...

Forget everything else: Pitching rules at ASG

KANSAS CITY, Mo. At Kauffman Stadium, 104.7 isn't the frequency of a classic rock station. It's the temperature. Forget that you're going to feel the way an apple turnover does after it's been sitting under a heat lamp for too long. Forget the fact that there are somehow two Chicago Cubs eligible to play in a contest that's going to decide home-field advantage...
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