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Towers, who had been superseded by Tony La Russa, has been offered another job in the organization.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