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Big League Stew:
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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"I actually got a job offer [Monday]. I swear," La Russa said. "There's a group called Performing Animal Welfare Society just outside of Sacramento and they offered me a job as an elephant keeper."
This would seem like a natural fit for La Russa, given that he's a vegetarian and noted animal lover who has his own foundation dedicated to the well-being of various creatures. And from the looks of it, he'd have to, uh, dig deep to succeed at it. PAWS is receiving three new elephants from Toronto and surely they'd be up for learning the intricacies of the double switch between creating, uh, l...
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There's a sad and uncomfortable truth hidden beneath the mounds of adulation heaped upon recently retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
Like a parent who turns a blind eye as a child spins out of control, La Russa bears as much responsibility as just about anyone for the Steroid Era. And we all need to consider the biggest stain in baseball history to be an equally...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.
The Cardinals scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference at Busch Stadium for La Russa to announce his decision.
"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," La Russa said.
La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just...
Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career, Tony...ya bum.
Tony LaRussa is retiring from baseball. Two thoughts come right to mind: Good luck and good riddance.
Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know how I feel about LaRussa. I’ve always thought of him as a punk. A baseball manager who’d do anything to win a game.
But the truth is, had Tony managed my beloved...
One of the first emails to land in my inbox after St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's surprise retirement party was from a longtime Cincinnati Reds fan. It said, "I won't miss Tony at all."
Most Reds fans won't. As far as public enemies are concerned, Reds fans are devoutly anti-Cardinals, and their top five are La Russa, Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina...
His teams always came prepared, played hard and could never be counted out. Danny Knobler says the Cards and baseball will sorely miss the fearlessness, ingenuity and mystery Tony La Russa brought to the game.
<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">In a bit of a surprise St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa has announced his retirement after 33 years as an MLB manager.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">LaRussa has rubbed some folks the wrong way over the...
Word this morning that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has retired. Wow, they sure didn't have much time to celebrate that World Series in St. Louis, did they? Well, at least they got the weekend.
As for the Texas Rangers, it could take a lot longer to get over that Game 6 collapse.
Maybe never. Don't get me wrong. I do think the Rangers could get back to the Fall Classic...