Found October 30, 2011 on Lions Blog:
The cell phone rang, and Jim Leyland interrupted his pregame session with the media in the visiting manager's office in Oakland the morning after the Tigers clinched the American League Central Division. He had to take this call. It was Tony La Russa offering congratulations.

In the wake of Cardinals World Series Title, Tony La Russa Retires

I started thinking the other day as the World Series began to wind down; Tony La Russa has been doing this an awfully long time. How many other guys realistically remain from my childhood? La Russa was the guy who was in the opposite dugout for my first World Series in 1990 when the Reds swept the Athletics. And that’s when it hit me–he’s probably ready to leave the game of...

Tony La Russa retiring as manager of Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring. The Cardinals scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference at Busch Stadium for La Russa to announce his decision. "I think this just feels like it's time to end it," La Russa said. La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just...

I hate you, Tony LaRussa. But, um, congratulations and good luck

Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career, Tony...ya bum. Tony LaRussa is retiring from baseball. Two thoughts come right to mind: Good luck and good riddance. Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know how I feel about LaRussa. I’ve always thought of him as a punk. A baseball manager who’d do anything to win a game. But the truth is, had Tony managed my beloved...

La Russa, Reds' public enemy No. 1

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...

La Russa always had edge, and kept all on edge of their seats

His teams always came prepared, played hard and could never be counted out. Danny Knobler says the Cards and baseball will sorely miss the fearlessness, ingenuity and mystery Tony La Russa brought to the game.

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...

Busy Day for MLB

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...

Cards ride comeback to Series title

The image of a golden trophy beamed around the world: This was Game 7 of the World Series, a 6-2 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 11th championship for the most successful National League franchise. It was, in that sense, a global news event. And yet Busch Stadium brimmed with the person-to-person emotion of Senior Night in a high school gymnasium. Such is the love affair...
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