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Recently-fired Tony La Russa’s “Undeniable” interview gives insight into his management

12 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

It’s always interesting to see a recently-fired sports figure appear on a talk show, even if the appearance in question was taped before their firing, as some things they say can take on added meaning in retrospect. That’s the case with...Show More Summary

Tony La Russa Is Entitled To His Opinions Even If They Are Dogshit

last yearSports : Deadspin

Think of all the people whose opinions you least want to hear on Colin Kapernick. Don Cherry? Heard from him. Kid Rock? Weighed in. Kate Upton. Hell yeah, you know it. Here’s another! Read more...

Tony La Russa Enjoys Baseball Game

last yearSports : Deadspin

via MLB.tv Tony La Russa’s not having it, man. Read more...

Tony La Russa confronted a Pirates broadcaster in the middle of a game

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

Pirates Announcer Greg Brown Tells Off Tony La Russa, Who Barged Into His Booth Mid-Game

last yearSports : Deadspin

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...

Tony La Russa Invades Pirates' Broadcast Booth During Game

last yearSports : Deadspin

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...

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...

Bill Belichick and Tony La Russa Are Friends!

2 years 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

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

3 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"

3 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

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