Found October 26, 2011 on All Things Rockies:
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

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...

Does Tony LaRussa Wear an Adult Diaper?

Does St. Louis Cardinal’s manager Tony LaRussa have fecal containment problems?  That Depends. I know, I know, it is a horrible joke….but check out the photo.  Something is going on here.

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.

Upon further review, Tony La Russa still offended by ‘Moneyball’

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." The St. Louis Cardinals manager said he had already tried to watch the movie starring Brad Pitt as Oakland A's GM Billy Beane but "walked out" because he didn't think it was a "tribute"...

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.

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.

Tony La Russa mulls his options on ace Chris Carpenter

ST. LOUIS -- The one-day postponement of Game 6 of the World Series gives the St. Louis Cardinals a chance to use...

2011 World Series Game 6: Highlights of the Cardinals Extra-Inning Victory Over the Rangers

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. It looked good in the first inning. The Rangers were getting to Jamie Garcia, but the Cardinals were scoring too. The game...

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...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.