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Tony La Russa has moved on as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals
and will be missed in 2012. But will La Russa be missed more than
the likes of Albert Pujols and Dave Duncan who are both gone as
well? Vote Now! - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Coming off their World Series Championship in 2011, you would think things would be pretty rosy around Busch Stadium these days as the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to defend their title in 2012.
But things have changed in St. Louis as the Cardinals have a new manager in Mike Matheny, a new first baseman in Lance Berkman, and a new pitching coach in Derek Lilliquist.
Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, and Dave Duncan have all moved on for various reasons. Three of stabling forces of the Cardinals success over the past decade are now all gone. All three of them will be missed in various ways by Cardinals fans.
But who will the Cardinals miss most?
Albert Pujols has been the best hitter in baseball ever since he stepped foot on a Major Leagu...
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Animals need to be saved, people. Tony LaRussa saves animals. This has been well documented the past 16 years, highlighted by the 'Smooch Your Pooch' shirt he wore during the 2006 World Series celebration, eschewing traditional championship garb. For the past 6 years, Mr. LaRussa has used the off-season to put on a star-studded event for ARF, the Animal Rescue Foundation...
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Tony La Russa to reflect on 2011 season from Peabody Opera House on January 13 at 7:00 p.m. (CST)
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