Found July 02, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is taking some heat for not selecting some former division rivals on the National League All-Star roster. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison) After the rosters for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game were revealed, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was upset with National League All-Star game manger Tony La Russa. Baker thought it was a crying shame that two of his players, Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips, were left off of the National League roster. On Monday, La Russa fired back at Baker. "The comments Dusty made clearly disappoint me and are attacking my integrity. The All-Star experience is too important to let anything stand in the way of a decision like that." La Russa went on to explain that part of the reason Cueto, who we think in this small part of the internet should be an All-Star, was left off the team is that he was scheduled to pitch on Sunday before the All-Star event in Kansas City, making him...

Tony La Russa-Dusty Baker Feud Needs to Remind Baseball That Not Everyone Should Go to All-Star Game

As far as controversies go, this one is benign. The Reds think the Redbirds don't like them. National League legendary manager Dusty Baker thinks former National League legendary manager Tony La Russa has it out for his team. And everybody is super ticked that their guys -- their incredible guys -- didn't make the All-Star team. But really, what is the big deal? Baker and...

Snub of Cueto, Phillips angers Dusty Baker

Cueto signing during Opening Night 2012.It’s been long known that Cincinnati Reds manager … [visit site to read more]

One more chance for La Russa to rule

Baseball had much to celebrate Sunday: Fan voting for the All-Star Game reached a new high, with an astounding 40.2 million ballots cast. Texas Rangers hero Josh Hamilton set a new single-season record with 11 million votes. Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels' rookie sensation, will make the first of what should be many All-Star appearances. Yet the most-talked-about person...

Top 10 reasons why Dusty Baker is puling about Tony LaRussa's All-Star picks

10) Attacking LaRussa's integrity is fun for the whole family9) Standing up for his players costs nothing and is sure to inspire them for, well, minutes 8) LaRussa totally didn't spoon after their last encounter, and said he'd call, but totally never did7) Both men really wanted to give ESPN and Blogfrica a lay up during the July dead zone6) The Cardinals-Reds brawl...

A Tony Larussa With Cute Animals Photo Collection

  Does this look like the face of guy who would allow a grudge to keep a deserving player off of the All Star roster?     Of course not. Tony LaRussa is a well respected manager and a lover of all. It’s best showcased through his extensive work with animals.     Ever the consumant family man, LaRussa has made his wife a fellow founder of the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation...

Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa starring in "Snubgate"

Rookies fuel late-inning charge to help Reds overwhelm Dodgers 8-2

Dusty Baker and the Reds (44-35) used a late-inning surge to race past the host Dodgers (44-37), 8-2, Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Cincinnati scored all of their eight runs in the sixth inning or later including five of them in the last two frames alone. By doing so, they took full advantage of the absences of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier from the Los Angeles lineup and managed...

Tony La Russa’s explanation for leaving Johnny Cueto off All Star team violates MLB’s new CBA

Tony La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker have been involved in a back and forth over La Russa leaving Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips off the NL All Star team. Baker contends that the snub of Cueto and Phillips stems from La Russa holding a grudge from a 2010 brawl that Cueto and Phillips were at the center of. La Russa denies that he is holding a grudge and attempts to give...

Has Lance Lynn pitched himself out an All-Star selection?

With Lance Lynn's recent struggles, it will be hard for National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa to select him to the NL roster. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn started the 2012 season blazing and looked like a cinch to make the National League All-Star team in just his second season in the Major Leagues. But lately, Lynn...

Johnny Cueto’s All-Star Snub

Did Tony LaRussa hold a grudge in snubbing Cueto? Or is this choice actually justified?   On Sunday afternoon, when the All-Star rosters were announced, rapid reactions came pouring in trying to decide which players were snubbed from playing in the Midsummer Classic. The scrutiny, like everything these days, began instantaneously. Whispers, screams, and angry tweets flooded baseball’s...

Johnny Cueto Says Tony LaRussa Snubbed Him From All-Star Game Because of Old Girlfriend

Johnny Cueto thought he had done enough this year to deserve an All-Star spot. The National League's manager, Tony LaRussa, thought otherwise, and the Reds are not happy about it. Cueto and Dusty Baker are both taking shot at LaRussa in the aftermath of Cueto's snub, point to a fight between the Reds and Cardinals last year, when LaRussa was still managing the Cards. "...

A Case for Brandon Phillips

Fans,Tony LaRussa left Phillips in a place he’s left many batters this season –unexpectedly out.   In recent years, there have been few certainties in Cincinnati. Seasons of low expectations transform into seasons of promise. Years of high expectations turn into years of shattered dreams. The team has been both close and distant in the chase. The roster has been reworked. Votto’s...
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