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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ron Washington and Tony La Russa have been spending most of their spare moments the past few days fidgeting with potential lineups for next week's All-Star game. Of course, La Russa has had a little more time on his hands. After managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the championship last season, La Russa shuffled off into retirement as a three-time World Series-winning manager. Such success normally means you'll be asked to manage in the following year's Midsummer Classic and, retired or not, La Russa was quick to say yes when he was approached about calling the shots in his sixth All-Star game. "There was never a not' side of it," La Russa said Thursday. "I was excited, thrilled, honored to be asked. I have some past All-Star experiences as a coach, and as a manager, and I think it's one of the best experiences you can have. As soon as I was asked, I said yes before the question was finished." La Russa will be only the...
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