During Tuesday’s Diamondbacks-Pirates game at PNC Park, Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero plunked a pair of Diamondbacks hitters. Arizona retaliated for the first beaning, and Root Sports play by play broadcaster Greg Brown talked...Show More Summary
Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa occupied the Pittsburgh Pirates’ TV broadcast booth during Tuesday’s game after play-by-play announcer Greg Brown said that La Russa had a history of retaliatory pitches during his managerial days. In today’s game, Brown defended his comments and criticized La Russa’s petty behavior. Read more...
“I never have stood for inaccuracies.”
Tuesday’s lopsided Diamondbacks-Pirates game had drama. Arizona’s Jean Segura and Nick Ahmed and Pittsburgh’s David Freese were plunked within three frames, and the Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa, invaded the Pirates’ TV broadcast booth to argue with the commentators about it. Read more...
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
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...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist was 54.
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...