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Game 1 of the National League Championship Series got away so fast, it left Cardinals manager Tony La Russa flat-footed in the dugout. With bombs exploding at Miller Park, with the pitching mound opening up like a pit of quicksand to swallow Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia, the future Hall of Fame manager didn't react.

La Russa hoping Game 1 is played without roof

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa doesn't much care whether the roof at Miller Park is open or closed on Sunday, but he said Saturday that he's heard it will be open.

Classic: Tony La Russa’s non-sensical squirrel quote

Just how powerful is this squirrel phenomenon getting with the St. Louis Cardinals? Powerful enough to get Tony La Russa to drop his usual public persona and have some fun after the Cards' huge NLDS win over Philadelphia. Asked by TBS' Craig Sager whether we'd be seeing the squirrel return for the NLCS against the Milwaukee Brewers, La Russa responded with a quote for...

La Russa waiting to reveal Game 1 starter

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa on Friday would not divulge his starter for Game 1 of the NLCS. Left-hander Jaime Garcia might make the most sense because of his strong performance in Game 3, while Kyle Lohse presents another option.

La Russa, Cardinals going nuts for Rally Squirrel

Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals are going nuts for the Rally Squirrel.

Tony La Russa Talks About Rally Squirrel Dating Allen Craig’s Tortoise

While the Milwaukee Brewers have their “Beast Mode” Monsters, Inc. celebration, the St. Louis Cardinals have an unofficial mascot/playoff theme of their own. Throughout the year, the Cardinals would tease Allen Craig by saying “Do it for Torty,” whenever the outfielder was up in a key situation. Torty was a reference to Craig revealing in [...]

La Russa: Brewers, Cards are like twins

Even if the Brewers and Cardinals do not always get along, the two teams have proven to be evenly matched. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa even went so far on Tuesday to say the two clubs were nearly identical.

Tony La Russa uncharacteristically leaves Jaime Garcia in far too long

MILWAUKEE -- Game 1 of the NL championship series got away so fast, it left St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony...

Pujols, La Russa on Cardinals' Game 2 victory

Tony La Russa lauds Albert Pujols after Cardinals star's big performance in NLCS Game 2.

BBA Ballot: Connie Mack Award

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is once again conducting its own end-of-season MLB awards as part of an ongoing effort to provide an improved and more transparent balloting system.  The ballots are divided evenly among chapters representing each team, along with a “General Baseball” chapter, and are tallied with equal weight to create the final winners. First up is the Connie...

Five things the St. Louis Cardinals must do to win the NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals pulled off the most shocking divisional series upset, beating out the heavily favored Phillies. Tony La Russa's club has been living the improbable for the past six weeks, overcoming a 10 1/2 game deficit to win the NL wild card. Regular season matchups don't often translate to the postseason. But in the case of the Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers...

The NL Central in the Spotlight

At least once this afternoon, someone on TBS is going to tell you that on July 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates were in first place all by themselves in the NL Central and that on October 9th, the Cardinals and Brewers are playing in the NLCS. I'm warning you about this now because I think you should hear it from me and not from some ******* TV commenter who may or may not have pitched...

Go Brewers

As if you needed another reason to pull for Milwaukee as they begin the NLCS today (the fact that they are playing the Whiny Little Redbirds should be reason enough), there’s this: The Brewers evidently despise the Cardinals as much as the Reds do. Funny how everyone has the same complaints about the Cardinals that Brandon Phillips espoused last year. It’s everyone else’s fault...

Pujols' power surge fuels Cards

MILWAUKEE • About an hour before Monday's first pitch, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa literally drew a line in the sand to illustrate Albert Pujols' issues this season against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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