La Russa’s broadcast booth argument epitomizes his style, good and bad

Old does not mean antiquated. Old-school does not mean ardently inflexible. Most of the time. However, when there is someone who is so attached to “his” way of doing things – the “right” way of doing things; the “time-tested” way of doing things – there is likely to be a conflict if not an outright battle. Tony La Russa barging into the Pittsburgh Pirates broadcast...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Tony La Russa confronted a Pirates broadcaster in the middle of a game

During Tuesday’s Diamondbacks-Pirates game at PNC Park, Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero plunked a pair of Diamondbacks hitters. Arizona retaliated for the first beaning, and Root Sports play by play broadcaster Greg Brown talked about the history of beanball wars and retaliation instigated by Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa during his days as a manager with...
Via Awful Announcing
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Why Tony La Russa barged into Pirates’ TV booth

Tony La Russa isn’t managing baseball games anymore, but he’s still picking fights and kicking dirt. The Diamondbacks’ top baseball executive barged into the Pirates broadcast booth in the middle of a game on Tuesday to scold announcer Greg Brown for saying La Russa was a manager who believed in retaliating for players getting hit by pitches....
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Tony LaRussa corrects the ‘inaccuracies’ stated by Pirates broadcasters

If you’re going to say negative things about Tony LaRussa, be sure that they’re 100 percent true or be prepared to pay the consequences. LaRussa, the Chief Baseball Operator for the Arizona Diamondbacks, acknowledged that he went into the Pittsburgh Pirates broadcast booth to “correct the inaccuracies” that were being stated about him in relation to his teams throwing at...
Via Sportsnaut
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Tony La Russa confronts Pirates broadcasters to dispute on-air comments

Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa admitted Thursday that he confronted the Pittsburgh Pirates broadcasters during Tuesday's game.La Russa went into the Pirates broadcast booth after Diamondbacks' hitters Jean Segura and Nick Ahmed were hit by pitches in back-to-back innings by Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero. La Russa acknowledged Thursday that he went...
Via Fox Sports
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Bucs TV voice, La Russa have exchange over HBPs

D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa entered the Pirates TV booth during Tuesday night's game to dispute what the broadcasters were saying on the air.
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  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

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...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle is seeking a new club president and Tony La Russa is interested

ST. LOUIS -- Sooner or later, Tony La Russa plans to be working for a baseball club again. He made that clear when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame last month. "Someday I'm going to be with a team because I like that," La Russa said following the Hall of Fame presser at the Winter Meetings. "I've lived my life around the score of that next game. I have missed that action...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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