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The Rangers' boss downplays a managerial showdown with St. Louis' Tony La Russa.
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After the Cardinals victory Wednesday night, Tony LaRussa was hailed as a baseball super genius. Last night, he did basically the same thing, but is being derided as an awful manager. How does the media and fans determine whether LaRussa is an idiot or a savant? By using this simple flow chart.
The 2011 World Series will be a tale of two team's incredible paths to reach this very point. On one side you have the Texas Rangers, the American League Champions who for a second year are back in the Fall Classic. Related posts:
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One of narratives leading up to Game 1 of the World Series emphasized the Cardinals’ and the Rangers’ heavy use of their bullpens in the Division and League Championship Series. We were told to expect pitching changes early and often, especially from Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, who has a reputation for micromanaging his pitching staff to get just the right match-up.
The World Series kicks off tonight. The wicked, sometimes disfigured, Tony LaRussa, has worked his black magic, and gotten this overachieving group of whiners (I’m obviously a Reds fan) to the World Series. On the other side, Uncle Ron Washington, brings his Rangers back to the World Series (they were shut down by the Giants in last year’s World Series).
The Cards have home-field...
Nobody plays a hunch like Tony La Russa. Not this October, anyway.
The St. Louis manager once again looked like a genius, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the World Series opener.
Craig's slicing hit in the sixth inning fell inches front of sliding...
Tony La Russa has been cautioning his players to remain in the moment, but he couldn't help taking quick peek ahead to the World Series before Game 6 of the National League Championship series.
St. Louis manager Tony La Russa made 28 pitching changes in the National League Championship Series, leading his bullpen to work more innings than his starters.
What's the buzz? Tony La Russa outmanaged Ron Washington, that's what. The Cardinals' skipper used the perfect mix of relievers to keep the Texas Rangers off the scoreboard for the final three innings of Wednesday night's World Series opener. And he lifted ace Chris Carpenter at just the right time, getting a pinch-hit single from Allen Craig that put St. Louis...
Texas awakens the World Series with a ninth inning to remember, while St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa sets the head-scratching in motion.
Aldrete is a hitting coach with former slugger Mark McGwire, but manager Tony La Russa says the team has no problem keeping both coaches busy.
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David Freese has been the postseason MVP for the Cardinals, so far.
Tabbed the Cardinals' Game 2 starter by manager Tony La Russa, Jaime Garcia will get the call on Thursday, trying to pitch deeper into the game than his previous three postseason outings.
Texas manager Ron Washington joked about not being able to match wits with Tony La Russa. No joke. Who can, these days? The St. Louis boss looked like a genius once again, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single Wednesday night that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.