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TONY LA RUSSA RUMORS

Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony La Russa came to him with suspicions about performance enhancing drug use when the two were with the Oakland A’s organization, he doesn’t remember it. “I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years ago, and I have absolutely no recollection whatsoever...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony LaRussa’s Peculiar Hall Of Fame Speech

Sunday Tony LaRussa was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here is the full speech, in case you missed it: Some takeaways: + LaRussa went full LaRussa. On a day when every other speech was scripted and meticulously planned, TLR decided to go off-the-cuff (with some notes). Compared to Frank Thomas’ speech, TLR’s sounds more like a press conference where their aren’t any...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Everyone Is Cool With TLR Going Into The Hall of Fame

Y’all getting turnt up for the baseball Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend? After all Cardinals non-affiliated baseball great Tony LaRussa is taking his place in Cooperstown and the national media is welcoming his induction with open arms. Right Bryant Gumble? “Finally tonight, a few words about fame and shame — and how they’re both being blurred in Cooperstown,’’ Gumbel...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blessed by good fortune: Tony La Russa's unlikely path to Cooperstown

ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa admitted that indeed he is nervous about his upcoming induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. "But more excited," he said in a phone call earlier this week. The excitement part is reassuring because it's not easy to believe Tony La Russa could be nervous about anything. You're talking about one of the most accomplished managers...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa needs to give Diamondbacks a complete overhaul

With a great poker face, Tony La Russa has been evaluating the Diamondbacks for two months. We don't know many details, except he can barely stand to look at his manager. "It would give me such great joy to give him that pink slip," La Russa said. La Russa was kidding, of course, referencing the infamous home run Kirk Gibson hit off La Russa's club in the 1988...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony LaRussa Fêteing Coming To Oakland

This upcoming weekend, Tony LaRussa will join the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. His head will be put on a plaque (sans team cap) and that plaque will be hung in Cooperstown NY to serve as a reminder that he was one of the all-time great managers of baseball. A deserved honor, for sure. But since 2011, LaRussa has made it clear that his time with the Cardinals was exactly that...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa lands front office job with Diamondbacks

getty images The Arizona Diamondbacks have added Tony La Russa, though it will not be as a manager. La Russa will join the Diamondbcaks as their chief baseball officer. La Russa will report to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall and oversee the the Diamondbacks baseball operations department. He will work with general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson in trying to turn...
Via Tireball.com
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Could it be déjà vu for the 2012 Cardinals and trading?

Long-time St .Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is gone, but several of his club’s key needs from 2011 have resurfaced this season. So might the method to address them. La Russa had made public his frustration with the man who had previously been the organization’s top prospect. Of course, I am referring to outfielder Colby Rasmus. After some rough times, Rasmus was sent...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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