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Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby swerb » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:13 am

Per one of the Cards beat writers on Twitter.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby pup » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:22 am

Confirmed on CBS.

Good for him. 33 years on the bench.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby swerb » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:34 am

On the short list of best managers I've seen in my lifetime with Bobby Cox, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia, and the Tom Kelly/Ron Gardenhire duo. Joe Maddon also getting close to this list.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:14 am

That's the way to go out.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby Commodore Perry » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:32 pm

GodHatesClevelandSport wrote:That's the way to go out.


Sure is. But it was great seeing him in the dugout during the world series. Brought back memories as a kid watching him in the A's dugout. Baseball won't be the same without him.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby swerb » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:38 pm

Commodore Perry wrote:
GodHatesClevelandSport wrote:That's the way to go out.


Sure is. But it was great seeing him in the dugout during the world series. Brought back memories as a kid watching him in the A's dugout. Baseball won't be the same without him.

His reaction after Allen Craig caught the final out was classic. Always cool seeing outbursts of emotion from those who are normally so stoic and reserved.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby Eckersley » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:53 pm

swerb wrote:On the short list of best managers I've seen in my lifetime with Bobby Cox, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia, and the Tom Kelly/Ron Gardenhire duo. Joe Maddon also getting close to this list.


Yep, what I like about LaRussa is he didn't use the injury excuse. He lost Wainwright before opening day & never missed a beat.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby bookelly » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:36 pm

Hot stove off to a roaring start.

I wonder how this helps/hurts the Cards chances of resigning the Machine.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby Eckersley » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:30 pm

bookelly wrote:Hot stove off to a roaring start.

I wonder how this helps/hurts the Cards chances of resigning the Machine.


If they give him 10 years/ 275M, I don't think he'll care if Steve Jobs' corpse was managing.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:44 pm

Now LaRussa can quit dyeing his hair since he won't be on TV all the time.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:40 pm

"So long to the, I'm going to bat the pitcher 8th in another desperate attempt to prove I'm smarter than you, even though it's ridiculous and didn't win me dick, era."
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby bookelly » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:45 pm

Eckersley wrote:
bookelly wrote:Hot stove off to a roaring start.

I wonder how this helps/hurts the Cards chances of resigning the Machine.


If they give him 10 years/ 275M, I don't think he'll care if Steve Jobs' corpse was managing.


It's gonna take WAY more than that. 10/350. Or more.
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:33 pm

leadpipe wrote:"So long to the, I'm going to bat the pitcher 8th in another desperate attempt to prove I'm smarter than you, even though it's ridiculous and didn't win me dick, era."


That about sums up what I thought of Tony LaRussa, as well.

The fact that he lost the 1988 and 1990 World Series' with THOSE teams should be etched on his tombstone one day. Well that and him being an apologist for Mark McGwire. And pretending he was a competent lawyer when he threatened to sue a guy on Twitter. And the drinky-drivey. And his changing pitchers 10 times a game, leading to the modern trend of 3.5 hour games...
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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby swerb » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:53 pm

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Re: Tony LaRussa Retires

Unread postby googleeph2 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:22 pm

Huh. Seems like yesterday I was in WI and attended a Brewers game. The locals were kind of scratching their heads over Metheny replacing BJ Surhoff as catcher.

Must be almost 20 yrs ago now. B Blyleven was the Angels pitcher.

Matheny is from Columbus OH area but attended Michigan?
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