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Tony La Russa
New York Mets
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Who is the better catcher, Buster Posey or Carlos Ruiz? While the voters may have said Posey, National League manager Tony La Russa thinks that Ruiz is best suited to handle the most difficult catching challege of the day: New York Mets pitcher and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Today, Tony La Russa said he will have Chooch warm up with Dickey and they can then enter the game together. I would not be surprised if Cole Hamels followed Dickey since La Russa often prefers to match his All-Star pitchers with their catchers whenever possible.
The Giants' Matt Cain will be the All-Star Game starter for the National League to match up with his catcher Posey. Dickey has the better record at 12-1, but with the starters being voted in, La Russa felt this was the best way to use what was given to him. La Russa also said that Dickey would pitch "in the first half of the game", so this game will be mostly a Chooch event. Third catcher Yadier Molina will miss the game with an i...
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Carlos Ruiz was selected to be the one to handle the catching duties for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey during the 2012 All-Star game. But to do so, Dickey brought along his own catchers' mitt for Ruiz to catch (pitctured above).
Knuckleballs are highly unpredicable. So much so that Tony LaRussa did not think that Buster Posey of the Giants could handle it. But Chooch could...
The All-Star Game doesn’t always live up to the hype that comes with a contest between baseball’s best players, but tonight’s event was particularly one-sided, with the senior circuit jumping on top early and rolling to a 8-0 victory.
American League starter Justin Verlander appeared locked in at the start when he struck out Carlos Gonzalez with a nasty breaking ball, but things...
On Christmas day, 2009, the Mets signed an obscure knuckleballer named R.A. Dickey. The cynical Mets’ fans whispered to each other that the Wilpon family, owners of the franchise, were broke, as a result of the Bernie Madoff scandal, and all they could afford to sign was a mediocre 35 year old career nomad, who had been tried and discarded by four major league franchises. His major...
Tony La Russa, who will manage the National League in the 2012 All-Star game, has elected to go with Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants over New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey as his starter tomorrow. To me, this confirms that the city of San Francisco has somehow struck a deal with the devil and in the fine print was a clause that handed the franchise rights to this year’s...
Here's what bothers me about R.A. Dickey not starting the All-Star game (other than the fact that he deserved it): This isn't about Matt Cain not deserving the start on his own merits, though Dickey bested Cain in every single category except walks (24-26 for Cain).This is about Tony La Russa, once again, acting like he's smarter than the rest of the world by finding...
Tony La Russa doesn't concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets' knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game.
Instead, La Russa picked San Francisco's Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonight's All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot...
The knuckleball will have to come on in relief. Matt Cain has been picked by Tony La Russa to start the All-Star Game for the National League, John Harper of the New York Daily News reports. That means knuckleball sensation R.A. Dickey won't be leading the team despite going 12-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 123 strikeouts over the first half of the season for the Mets. Source says Dickey...
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
The National League's Cy Young race is dominated by one pitcher, with a host of others filling out the rest...
Everyone in Metsland seems upset that David Wright was the victim of voter fraud in San Francisco and that R.A. Dickey was the victim of Tony LaRussa arrogance/stupidity. Me, I do not care too much about either of those things. Rather what has me upset is the opening line of a column published by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman Monday night. Here’s what Heyman wrote:
”Some Mets officials...
Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, and Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants were all starters in the 2012 MLB All- Star Game and had the most impact on the mid summer classic Tuesday night. T- Money discusses the good and the bad of the All- Star Game and some of the moments that stood out.
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Tonight, Major League Baseball’s biggest stars and a bunch of guys from the San Francisco Giants gather in Kansas City for the 83rd MLB All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for some time around 8:15 p.m. and the game can be seen on your local FOX affiliate. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly, @DevOnSports...
LINEUPS FOR THE 83rd ALL-STAR GAME ANNOUNCED
Aces Verlander of the Tigers and Cain of the Giants Earn Starting Honors
KANSAS CITY, MO – The 2012 All-Star Game managers, Tony La Russa and Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers, have announced their starting lineups for the 83rd Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. The lineups were announced at this...
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The AL was already down 5-0 when Ortiz came to the plate for the first time in the bottom of the second. Facing NL starter Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants, Ortiz flied out to left field to end the inning...