Found November 02, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
Every season when Major League baseball hosts it annual All-Star game in July, each team is managed by the respective league's manager from their representative in the World Series the previous season. Since the St. Louis Cardinals appeared in and won the 2011 World Series, that would mean that in the 2012 All-Star game, manager Tony La Russa would be scheduled to manage the National League. There is obviously one huge problem with that. Tony La Russa just retired. Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told reporters on Tuesday that he would hope that La Russa would return to manage the National League next season. "I'd like to see him do that. We've got to see what happens." The All-Star game has drawn quite a bit of controversy of late. This season in particular, the St. Louis Cardinals got home field advantage in the World Series, despite making the playoffs as a Wild Card team, simply because the National League was victorious in July. So...

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Tony La Russa retiring as manager of Cardinals

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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...

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Tony LaRussa Retires

<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...

Rangers could easily become the Buffalo Bills of baseball

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...
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