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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 this week was as equally stunning as the Cards winding up as World Series Champions – you know, the team that was supposed to be watching the postseason on TV.
I’m only stunned that so many other people were ‘stunned’.
As the Cardinals appeared to be an afterthought in the National League playoff race in late-July, La Russa had the look of a man who appeared to be growing tired of his profession. That could possibly be the result of some of his health problems during the season. We do know someone behind the visitors dugout at Milwaukee’s Miller Park touched a nerve making reference to it.
That would be the same ...
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The names Curt Schilling, David Ortiz, Dave Roberts, Manny Ramirez and so many more are forever etched in Red Sox lore for their roles in the 2004 World Series title. As far as Tony La Russa is concerned, the former Cardinals manager has earned his place in Boston sports history, too. "The thing I would point out is -- Boston had the big dream," La Russa said on The Dennis...
Tony La Russa will undoubtabley be a first ballot hall of famer after his historical 30+ year run as a manager in MLB, having won three world series and six pennants. The latest of course ...
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...
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.
On Friday night, La Russa will drop the ceremonial puck before...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tony La Russa's not done with his victory lap yet.
World Series winner Tony La Russa is a man on the market after stepping down from his position as St. Louis Cardinals manager on Monday morning. And while he's certain to field lots of offers ranging from TV gigs to speaking engagements, La Russa revealed to David Letterman that his first offer of employment came from an unlikely source.
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ST. LOUIS Winning the World Series may have helped the St. Louis Cardinals in their efforts to bring back free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols. Having their future Hall of Fame manager retire may not.
It's too early to tell how or if manager Tony La Russa's stunning retirement Monday will impact the Cardinals' courtship of their franchise player. But with Pujols set...
The numbers don't lie. Tony La Russa probably is not only the
greatest manager in Cardinals history, but also among the best
ever. And that last category would encompass a small handful.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement from baseball today, shortly after leading his team to its second World Series title in five years.
As we saw during the World Series last week, even the most successful MLB managers tend to do more bad than good.
After leading his team to two consecutive World Series appearances, the ever-quirky Ron Washington seemed to play his own minor role in his team’s nose dive in Games 6 and 7 with each confusing pinch hit and bullpen replacement he made. Even Tony La Russa, who today...
On May 23, 1963, Gil Hodges took over the managerial reins of the lowly Washington Senators. On October 28, 2011, Tony La Russa guided the St. Louis Cardinals to a world championship. And in between, there was never a day that somebody who had managed, did manage or was destined to manage Tom Seaver wasn’t a major league manager.
Unless somebody makes a decision more surprising...
St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo wished Tony LaRussa well in