Originally posted on Yankees Unscripted  |  Last updated 10/31/11
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 news came from the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. A press conference announced the retirement of Tony LaRussa as manager. LaRussa just completed his 16th season as Cardinals manager and won his third World Series title (two with St. Louis and one with Oakland) during his 33 years as a manager. LaRussa, 67, said he knew as the season wore on that he was going to call it quits, win or lose. I'm sure he is happy to go out on top. In fact, the Elias Sports Bureau states that he is the only manager in MLB history to retire after winning the World Series. Best of luck to Mr. LaRussa.Everyone was expecting to...
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