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New York Times Sports:
Tony La Russa, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Jim Leyland, the manager of the Detroit Tigers, have concluded that there were certain advantages to being the underdog and visiting team in an elimination game.
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Jim Leyland had a routine pre-game press conference Thursday leading up to Game 5 between the Tigers and Yankees. He was asked by a reporter if he arrived at the ballpark early for the game. Apparently that was a reference to a previous occasion when Leyland showed up for a playoff Game 7 extremely early [...]
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa confirmed on Saturday that his club has set its rotation for the National League Championship Series, starting on Sunday at Miller Park. Unlike La Russa's rotation for the NL Division Series against the Phillies, it contains no real surprises.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had a little fun with two internet sensations during his news conference on Thursday. Asked about a squirrel that had run onto the field at Busch Stadium a night before, La Russa took the question and ran, bringing up outfielder Allen Craig's tortoise for good measure.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Game 1 starter Justin Verlander met with the media in Arlington, Texas, this afternoon to talk about the upcoming ALCS against the Rangers.
If the Cardinals are to advance to the NLCS, they know who their Game 1 starter will be, regardless of opponent. But manager Tony La Russa wasn't going to disclose his plans before Game 5.
Cardinals starter found himself the subject of heated words madeby Brewers Game 1 starter Zack Greinke and Cardinals managerTony La Russa was quick to respond, bringing to the forefrontthe general dislike between the two teams as they being the NLCSon Sunday in Milwaukee. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images The animosity between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers is obvious...
If Tigers manager Jim Leyland can help it, he's going to avoid the middle of his bullpen in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.
ST. LOUIS -- Like a conductor responding to an especially inspired performance by Yo-Yo Ma, Tony La Russa acknowledged a virtuoso in a possible farewell engagement.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said yesterday that Justin Verlander is not an option out of the bullpen for tonight's do-or-die ALDS Game 5 against the Yankees.
"No," Leyland said when asked if his ace is available.
Verlander technically started two ALDS games already, though he pitched just one inning...
Jim Leyland appreciates players who can slow down when the moment speeds up. Victor Martinez is such a player, he believes. So is Jose Valverde.
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is once again conducting its own end-of-season MLB awards as part of an ongoing effort to provide an improved and more transparent balloting system. The ballots are divided evenly among chapters representing each team, along with a “General Baseball” chapter, and are tallied with equal weight to create the final winners.
First up is the Connie...
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jim Leyland isn't a big believer in clubhouse chemistry. Twenty years as a major league manager...
It was just a few minutes after the celebration in the visitors' clubhouse at the new Yankee Stadium, at the other end of the hall from where the celebration was supposed to be held early Friday morning, at least in the eyes of the home team. Jim Leyland, the Tigers' manager, was outside his office and motioned for his third-base coach, Gene Lamont, to go inside with him.
At least once this afternoon, someone on TBS is going to tell you that on July 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates were in first place all by themselves in the NL Central and that on October 9th, the Cardinals and Brewers are playing in the NLCS. I'm warning you about this now because I think you should hear it from me and not from some ******* TV commenter who may or may not have pitched...
Here are our predictions for both the National League and American League Championship Series':
Brewers over Cardinals 4-2
-So I completely whiffed on the Cards/Phillies NLDS matchup by picking the mighty Phils to sweep the Redbirds -- that obviously didn't happen. However, I'm going to pick against Tony La Russa...