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Tony La Russa Comments on Chip Hale's Future, State of Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa disputed a report that manager Chip Hale's job may be in jeopardy. On Tuesday, Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic suggested that if the Diamondbacks suffer a poor month of May,...Show More Summary

Tony La Russa sticks out his neck in trying to make the Diamondbacks winners

In one of the more curious developments in the major leagues this spring, Tony La Russa is now considered an idiot. This is the same La Russa who has a law degree, who won more games as a manager than all but two men in major league history, who was unanimously elected into the Hall of Fame in...

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

A certified autograph of a La Russa favorite. Tony La Russa certainly had his favorites. When he came to manage the Cardinals in 1996, guys like Dennis Eckersley, Willie McGee (briefly with Oakland in 1990) and Mike Gallego mysteriously appeared on the roster. Show More Summary

Bold managing can have beautiful results in baseball playoffs; ask Bruce Bochy or Tony La Russa

The fourth game of the 1992 American League Championship Series was tied, 6-6, when Oakland designated hitter Harold Baines led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single. Up stepped Athletics slugger Mark McGwire, who had bashed 42 homers that season. Off went pinch-runner Eric Fox, who...

Diamondbacks Building to Be MLB's Surprise Contender in 2016

The criticism has been shot with impunity, mostly because everyone with an Internet connection has done it, and the targets have been easy to hit. Arizona Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and general manager Dave Stewart have a reputation for resisting Major League Baseball’s move into an analytics era, per USA Today's Jason Lisk. Show More Summary

Bill Belichick and Tony La Russa Are Friends!

11 months agoSports : The Big Lead

Pictures proving a connection between the Cardinals and Patriots.

Bill Belichick a future first-base coach?

PHOENIX -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spent time Monday at a Los Angeles Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks spring training baseball game as a guest of Tony La Russa. It was a topic that produced a smile Tuesday morning at the AFC coaches breakfast. "It's great, Arizona-Dodgers, can't beat that. Show More Summary

Diamondbacks: 3 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been busy this offseason. With new general manager Dave Stewart, new manager Chip Hale and Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa, there are high hopes for a turnaround in the desert this year. Spring training is looming. Show More Summary

La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation Nears 30,000 Adoptions Milestone

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation has a reason to celebrate. The non-profit animal organization has almost reached its 30,000 adoptions milestone. The charity, also known as the aptly-titled ARF, Read More The post La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation Nears 30,000 Adoptions Milestone appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

The A's bench coach heads to Arizona for a promotion to replace the fired Kirk Gibson. The Diamondbacks were in need of a new manager, the first of the Tony La Russa/Dave Stewart era in Arizona. Once again, someone with Athletics roots...Show More Summary

Tony La Russa on Making the Postseason

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

The former Cardinals manager and Hall of Fame inductee explains that coaching for the postseason begins months earlier and always involves the whole team.

Ned Yost On His Bullpen Moves: "It Just Didn't Work Out"

2 years agoSports : Deadspin

Baseball games are at their most dramatic and chaotic when a team struggles to a win despite the best efforts of their manager. In recent years, Tony La Russa was a master of this; Ron Washington too. Usually, a fan base suffers in relative obscurity until it happens on a national stage. Show More Summary

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and coach Alan Trammell

With new bosses in town, it's time to find some new underlings. The Diamondbacks are under new management, between the hiring of Tony La Russa as their Chief Baseball Officer and former pitcher/agent Dave Stewart as their general manager. Show More Summary

Arizona Diamondbacks oust GM Kevin Towers

Towers, who had been superseded by Tony La Russa, has been offered another job in the organization. The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that executive vice-president and general manager Kevin Towers has been relieved of his duties. Show More Summary

Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

2 years agoSports : Deadspin

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball to the spine, or something. Read more...

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Well, I have no idea how to do that! I mean, I've never delivered one. But over the weekend, a legendary group of Hall of Fame Inductees did! Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre all went from...Show More Summary

Sandy Alderson has ‘no recollection’ of Tony La Russa voicing concerns about PEDs

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony LaRussa 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.

Managers take center stage at Cooperstown

(Paul Mirengoff) The baseball Hall of Fame inducted six new members today. Among the inductees were managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox (the others were Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine). One thing about inducting managers: you don’t have to worry about whether their performance was enhanced by drugs. Show More Summary

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre Headline HOF Class

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

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