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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 were dissed by ‘Moneyball.’ That’s why I walked out of ‘Moneyball.’^”
Really? No, La Russa said, he’s going to see it tonight. La Russa isn’t a fan of the premise, that Oakland exploited a market weakness regarding on-base percentage.
“On-base percentage is one of the most dangerous concepts of the last seven, eight years because it forces some executives and coaches and players to thik that it’s all about getting on base by drawing walks,” La Russa said.
“The fact is that the guys that have the best on-base percentage are really dangerous hitters whenever they get a pitch in the zone. So if a pitcher knows t
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ST. LOUIS — With his Wednesday night free because of the World Series rain postponement, Tony La Russa decided to make another run at watching "Moneyball."
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ST. LOUIS -- The one-day postponement of Game 6 of the World Series gives the St. Louis Cardinals a chance to use...
I watched game 6 of the World Series last night hoping to see the Rangers win their first title in team history. More importantly though, I was hoping to see my most hated team, Tony LaRussa’s St. Louis Cardinals, fall at home, and NOT win the World Series.
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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...