Tony La Russa is hitting home runs seemingly each day this off-season as he makes the pre-Holiday rounds of bookstore signings and radio interviews. By accounts, his remembrances of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Championship season, “One Last Strike,” is very popular with baseball book-buying fans.
In the near-term at least, another of La Russa’s retirement projects is not going to be competing for time on his busy public appearance calendar, however.
Recently, the former manager rekindled a partnership with veteran video game designer Don Daglow to develop a mobile-based baseball game. Targeted for smartphones, the proposed new offering, Tony La Russa’s Baseball with Fans, has failed in its initial attempt to reach financial first base.
Daglow and his Stormfront Studios of Sausalito, CA, and La Russa previously joined forces during the 1990s. They brought to market the original – and very successful – series of Tony La Russa Baseball computer games that ran on a number of the...