Tony LaRussa Speaks On Instant Replay

  “One thing I’d say to John — and I’d love to talk to him because I have great respect for him — is that, in fairness to the process, we need to keep working at it,” said La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who helped devise the new replay system for Major League Baseball. “I don’t know what the period of time is, whether it’s a month or six weeks or whatever it...
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Tony La Russa awed by Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history. "I'm getting overwhelmed," the former manager said Thursday after touring the Baseball Hall of Fame in preparation for his induction this summer. "When you get over the overwhelming, you try to sort out the impressions...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny commands respect throughout baseball. Here's why

JUPITER, Fla. -- Tony La Russa was under no obligation to pay Mike Matheny such a compliment. After all, the previous Cardinals manager was the one who had just been honored at the St. Louis Baseball Writers dinner in January, not the present one. So when La Russa closed his remarks by praising Matheny, you knew the Hall of Famer was being sincere. What a compliment La Russa paid...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa and Bobby Knight Spoke To White Sox Players Friday Morning

Chicago White Sox Baseball - Tony La Russa and Bobby Knight spoke to White Sox players on Friday morning before their game against the Cubs. La Russa was on hand to talk about ‘Sports For Veterans’, a foundation he formed to help military members returning from being stationed outside of the country cope. Too Passionate For Dunn La Russa and Knight have been friends for years...
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24 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 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....
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

La Russa video game funding strikes out

Tony La Russa is hitting home runs seemingly each day this off-season as he makes the pre-Holiday rounds of bookstore signings and radio interviews. By accounts, his remembrances of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Championship season, “One Last Strike,” is very popular with baseball book-buying fans. In the near-term at least, another of La Russa’s retirement projects...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

La Russa favors post-series handshakes

As a manager, Tony La Russa was known as a fierce competitor, never willing to give his opponents an inch, while constantly seeking methods to motivate his players. Having retired from his post leading the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2011 World Championship season, the 68-year-old is now a special assistant to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Perhaps that has led to...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
October 30, 2012  |  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

Tony La Russa, future oil baron?

Since retiring from managing the St. Louis Cardinals following their 2011 World Championship, Tony La Russa hasn’t been reclining in an easy chair or tending a vegetable garden. Among his many activities included working with one of the losing bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers, assisting friend Jim Leyland with the Tigers during spring training and a role in the MLB commissioner’s...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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