Found October 25, 2011 on MSNBC:
HBT: Tony La Russa is one of the best managers ever. But he is not infallible. He overmanaged last night as it is his wont to do, and now his team trails 3-2 in the World Series.

La Russa: Pitching mishap result of miscommunication

The Cardinals manager said the bizarre scene which occurred during last night's game was due to a mixup between him and the bullpen coach brought about by excessive stadium noise.

Tony La Russa Is Still Smarter Than All Of Us

In case you didn’t know, Tony La Russa is the smartest guy in the room every time he is in the room. And as Tony proved once again on Monday night, the only guy who can outsmart Tony La Russa is Tony La Russa. The Master’s undisputed genius has the Texas Rangers one win away from the World Series title. La Russa made a couple of puzzling decisions late in the Cardinals...

La Russa: Bullpen phone mix-up was my fault

Manager Tony La Russa is taking full responsibility for the bullpen phone mix-up that dearly cost the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

Moneyball: Wash, La Russa, your thoughts?

ST. LOUIS — Forget phones, rain and pitching matchups surrounding Game 6 of the World Series, let’s get down to brass tacks. “Moneyball” — your thoughts? St. Louis manager Tony La Russa brought it up regarding a question about David Freese’s lack of patience at the plate in some key at-bats. “Well, because it’s our tribute to all the scouts and baseball people that...

Rangers close to checkmate on Cards’ master of baseball chess

Manager Tony La Russa invited the second guess and perhaps even a scolding Monday night.

Cardinals bullpen provides no relief in Game 5

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony La Russa got the call wrong.

Bewildering 'mixups' totally out of character for La Russa

The decisions in the late innings are puzzling. The explanations for them are perplexing. Danny Knobler says Albert Pujols' hit-and-run call and Bullpen-gate are stunning to see under a manager of Tony La Russa's reputation.

La Russa has long molded Cardinals in his image

Albert Pujols' pending free-agency isn't the only franchise-changing negotiation awaiting the St. Louis Cardinals once the World Series concludes. Manager Tony La Russa is also on the docket regarding a 17th year on the Cardinals' bench. He and the organization hold a mutual option for next season on a deal signed a little more than a year ago.

Mariners' winter league report

While I continue to ponder how Tony La Russa, the most astute manager of our generation, could have gotten himself into the mess he did last night with the wrong pitcher warming up at a critical juncture in the eighth inning, here's some Mariners' news to chew on.

Video: Video: Is it the managers' fault, or the players'?

Game 5 of the World Series held what appeared to be several tactical errors by Tony La Russa and Ron Washington. But isn't it up to the players to execute? (NBC Sports)

Turnpike Throwdown with Jeff Costello and James Flippin 10_25_11

10_25_11  Discussion of weeks 7 and 8 in the NFL - halfway point for the season already? Phew! Bold Upset Lock - can James overcome a 4 game deficit?? Exit Formula, T.O.'s workout, John Lackey, Tony Larussa, World Series... #ItsReal

Albert’s Call

Albert Pujols did call the hit and run play in the seventh. Cards manager Tony La Russa opened his press conference today by defending Albert Pujols, who called for a failed hit-and-run on his own in the seventh inning of the team’s 4-2 loss in Game 5. “That player gets a lot of leeway and ability to be involved based on how he reads what’s going on. Albert has the ability...
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