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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
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...
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
Pictures proving a connection between the Cardinals and Patriots.
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
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
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.
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
The former Cardinals manager and Hall of Fame inductee explains that coaching for the postseason begins months earlier and always involves the whole team.
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
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
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
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...
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
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.
(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
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre all went from legends to immortals on Sunday. The sterling six were officially enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Few classes can boast this kind of quality from top to bottom. Show More Summary
The former Athletics and Cardinals manager was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. Former Athletics and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was officially inducted into Cooperstown on Sunday. The four-time Manager of the...Show More Summary