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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Towers, who had been superseded by Tony La Russa, has been offered another job in the organization.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

last monthSports : 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 months 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.

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014: Speech Highlights and Recap

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

Tony La Russa inducted into the Hall of Fame

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

50 Hall of Famers in attendance at induction ceremony

All timers from the classes of 1972 to 2012 are in attendance to induct six more into the Hall. Fifty members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are in attendance today at the induction ceremony for Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine. Hall of Fame broadcaster Gary Thorn introduced the Hall members in the crowd. Show More Summary

Tony La Russa Says Let The Cheats Into Cooperstown (Now That He's There)

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Tony La Russa is one of six men who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Now that he's got his ticket punched, he thinks all the heavy hitters from the steroid era should be let in—but with an asterisk. Read more.....

Tony La Russa says to put steroid cheats in Baseball Hall of Fame — with asterisks

Maybe the juicers can have their very own wing in Cooperstown.On the eve of Tony La Russa’s induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame, the legendary manager says he hopes to someday be joined there by the “poster boys” of the Steroid Era — including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire.

Inductee La Russa Says Let Steroid Era Players in Hall

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Tony La Russa, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, believes there is room in the Hall for tainted stars from the so-called Steroids Era.

Bryant Gumbel Says Smart Things About Tony La Russa And Mark McGwire

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

We'll take any allies in the war on the war on PEDs, even if that ally is the most self-satisfied broadcaster on television, a man who makes Bob Costas look like Woody Allen. Listen to Bryant Gumbel here. He speaks truth. Read more....

Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa Opt to Have No Logo on Their Hall of Fame Plaques

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

When the bronze plaques of Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa are unveiled at the annual induction ceremonies at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown, their caps will have no logos.

Jim Harbaugh Attended Another Baseball Game With His Favorite Glove

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, in peak dad mode, took in last night's Diamondbacks game with Arizona exec Tony La Russa. Because of course Jim Harbaugh knows Tony La Russa. Read more...

Young Core Starting to Shine for Arizona Diamondbacks

Lost in the ugliness of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-14 start to the season and the team's marquee hiring of Tony La Russa has been the gradual growth and development of the D-backs' young core position players. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a known quantity in the desert but still struggles for recognition on the national level. Show More Summary

Tony La Russa's Hiring Could Be First Step of the Rise of the 'Baseball Czar'

One hiring doesn't equal a trend. This is worth acknowledging, if for no other reason than it's true. But since one hiring can start a trend, let's venture to do a little bold talking about Tony La Russa, the Arizona Diamondbacks and...Show More Summary

Tony La Russa Changes Everything for the Arizona Diamondbacks

In a move that was surprising and seemingly came out of left field, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced last Saturday that the organization hired Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa to become the team's newly created chief of baseball operations. Show More Summary

On Baseball: Tony La Russa Looks to Fix the Diamondbacks’ Problems

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After being hired as the Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa is learning the organization from the ground up.

Tony La Russa Warns Grads About The Machines During Commencement Speech

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

Tony La Russa gave the commencement speech at Washington University last week. It was, like most commencement speeches, sort of rambly and boring. But there was one La Russian moment that caught our attention, in which the old manager started going on about Styx, the machines, and sabermetrics. Read more...

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