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Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, Tony La Russa on hot seat

It appears the rumors were true, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Chip Hale, as well as general manager Dave Stewart. The team announced the news on Monday afternoon: OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016 This isn’t much of a surprise, the...
Via The Sports Daily
October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa talks mysterious ‘issue’ with Shelby Miller

Most people felt the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up too much to acquire Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves over the winter, and the deal looks even worse now that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. To say that Miller has struggled would be an understatement. He posted a 2-9 record and a whopping 7.14 ERA through the first half of the season, making him one of the worst starting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

La Russa entered broadcast booth to dispute comments

Things have gotten a bit tense during the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks. So tense, in fact, that Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa invaded the Pirates’ broadcast booth during a game to dispute on-air comments. Things started when Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero hit two Diamondbacks players in the head Tuesday night. While the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Meow: Tony La Russa mugs for camera in photo-op with ‘Grumpy Cat’ (pic)

Tony La Russa isn’t as highly visible in his role as Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Office compared to his managing days, but anytime he shows up at the ballpark he attracts attention … especially when it involves an absolutely and absurdly comical photo-op with a feline and Internet phenomenon known as “Grumpy Cat.” The Diamondback held a “Grumpy Cat” promotion...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa, now the Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals to name Cardinals Care field for Hall of Famer Tony La Russa

COOPERSTOWN, NY -- The Cardinals will name their next Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies field after former manager Tony La Russa, team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced Saturday night at a reception honoring La Russa's induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. Tony La Russa Field, the organization's 22nd youth ball field, will serve children living in the Clinton-Peabody Public Housing...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

La Russa on role with D-backs: 'I'm not a general manager'

PHOENIX -- A day after his introduction to the local media as the newest member of the Diamondbacks front office, Tony La Russa met with the team Sunday morning for a quick introduction. "I didn't get a chance yesterday to say hello and let them know that I was excited to be a part of the organization," La Russa said. "Just a real brief explanation of what I hope to contribute."...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona hires La Russa to run baseball operations

PHOENIX -- Tony La Russa is back in the big leagues, though he won't filling out lineup cards anytime soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history. La Russa will report to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall and oversee the entire...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

La Russa joins Diamondbacks as chief of baseball operations

PHOENIX -- Impending Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa is joining the Arizona Diamondbacks front office in the position of chief baseball officer. He will report to team president and chief excecutive officer Derrick Hall and oversee the team's entire baseball operations department. La Russa, a member of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, has 33 years of managerial experience with the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

La Russa plays it safe by going logo-less into Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS -- Since the morning Tony La Russa knew he was going to Cooperstown, he knew choosing a logo for his Hall of Fame plaque would be difficult. "All I know is in no way do I want to disrespect Chicago, Oakland or St. Louis," La Russa said shortly after the Hall of Fame presser. "We have to figure something where they are not disrespected." What La Russa figured, with guidance...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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