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When Tony La Russa decided to hang up his managerial cleats, he did so on his own terms. He walked away from the sport on top of the game, accolades falling at his feet as he walked off into the sunset of a World Series victory. Terry Francona is expected to interview to be La Russa's replacement, but perhaps he should think twice before jumping at a chance to guide the Cardinals to their World Series defense. The Cardinals team La Russa leaves behind is at a crossroads. They may very well lose Albert Pujols to free agency. World Series...

La Russa gets set to clear out

Until he happened upon it Wednesday afternoon beneath some desk clutter, Tony La Russa didn't realize he had misplaced his hand-drawn note card used for the previous Friday's game, which, of course, a

Tony La Russa chose his exit strategy wisely

After an improbable and historic run starting in late-August (where one Vegas book had the team at 500-1 winning the pennant, 999-1 winning World Championship) the St. Louis Cardinals happy flight found the ultimate happy destination. And crusty manager Tony LaRussa wisely decided to take the first exit ramp out of the airport. Many thought TLR’s ‘sudden’ retirement earlier...

Rangers Ballpark to undergo renovations

ARLINGTON, Texas The visiting bullpen that caused St. Louis manager Tony La Russa so many problems in Game 5 of the World Series will be no more when the Texas Rangers start the 2012 season. The bullpen is being reconfigured, which is just one of the many renovations currently under way at Rangers Ballpark. Work on the visiting bullpen already was being planned before La Russa...

Matheny for Manager?

The Cardinals interviewed former team catcher Mike Matheny to replace Tony La Russa. Matheny’s career ended due to a concussion, and his forced the sport to take the injury more seriously. Cognative issued bothered Mathney the most, but they seem to have gone away. “My problems were always with the cognitive stuff, not being able to put things together or even being able to...

Cardinals to begin 10-day process to find manager

The 10-day process to discover a successor for the now-retired Tony La Russa begins in earnest on Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals. The reigning World Series champion are in need of a new manager after La Russa promptly retired after the Cardinals claimed their 11th title by besting the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic. St. Louis chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager...

Sandberg on list of candidates to replace La Russa

Ryne Sandberg, ruled out earlier this week for the Chicago Cubs' managing vacancy, is among the candidates who will be interviewing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Sandberg managed the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A team last season and the Phillies said they have granted the Cardinals permission to talk to him. General manager John Mozeliak said in an email to the Associated...

La Russa to drop puck at Blues game (AP)

Tony La Russa's not done with his victory lap yet. La Russa resigned two days after managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series title over the Texas Rangers, and the farewell news conference was early enough for him to make an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York.

Cardinals Ask Phillies For Permission To Talk With Ryne Sandberg

When Tony La Russa retired as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, fans immediately began to ask and wonder what now? Who is going to manage this team next year to defend their World Series Championship? Many have speculated about a number of different candidates, namely Joe Maddon, Terry Francona, and third base coach Jose Oquendo. Many have voted on who they want to be the...

Cardinals, Cubs, Red Sox Sorting Manager Candidates

The Cardinals, Cubs and Red Sox are all sorting through manager candidates and Terry Francona may be considered for the Cubs and Cardinals jobs.

Fox News Interviewed Donald Trump About The Retirement Of "Arizona Cardinals" Manager Tony La Russa

Elsewhere this would be called a chyronfail, but the juxtaposition of Donald Trump explaining his deep friendship with Tony La Russa to Greta Van Susteren makes it worth the video clip. Fox News has a long way to go to earn the "Cable News sports graphic blunder" title, though; that belongs to CNN's report on Derek Jeter's 3,000th...
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