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Joe Torre

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Tony La Russa Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    What do you give to a man who has everything? Immortality. That's what former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is experiencing now that he's been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During a weekend full of parades, speeches, dedications and parties, La Russa's legend has been secured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Tony La Russa, Former Cardinals Manager, Unanimously Voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. The committee that selects hall of famers unanimously chose La Russa along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, for the honor.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Former Cardinals Manager Joe Torre's Daughter Catches Baby Falling From Fire Escape

    Cristina Torre, daughter of former Cardinals manager Joe Torre, was apparently on a Brooklyn, New York, street yesterday when she noticed something troubling: A one-year-old baby was hanging from a fire escape two stories above her. Then the baby fell -- right into Torre's arms. "I was getting c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Goodbye To the 2012 Cardinals

    It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    In Which the Author is Forced to Defend Tony La Russa Against His Will

    commons.wikimedia.org​Well, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Getting Behind the Angels

    ​With the Cardinals out of the playoffs, I've had to decide what team I'm going to root for the rest of the playoffs. Sure, I could just watch the games impartially and enjoy the sport itself, but where's the fun in that? No, I'm one of those people who are always going to set up a team to root fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3

    Okay, so it wasn't quite the start the Cardinals were hoping for. Okay, so maybe that isn't quite strong enough. ​Going into last night's game, the Cardinals should have been confident. Hell, even I was confident, and I am never, ever, ever confident when it comes to October baseball. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Manny Ramirez: Not Only a Cheater, But a Liar As Well

    I try not to get too very sanctimonious over much of anything in life. I don't consider myself a moral relativist, by any means, but I just don't believe things are very often defined sharply in black and white. We all do what we have to to get by in life, and all too often, that means compromising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod's $30 Million Blues

    Let me tell you something, folks: it ain't easy being Alex Rodriguez these days. Sure, he's got all the money and talent that most of us only dream of ever possessing, but what kind of life has it gotten him? First, it was the whole Madonna thing. Really, Alex? I mean, come on, man. Dude's got like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Not Manny Problems, the Dodgers Couldn't Back Up Ramirez

    And then there were three. The Dodgers were eliminated last night; the Phillies beat them 5-1 to send Los Angeles home. Looking back at my prediction for the series, I was totally right. Five games. You heard it right here, baby. Of course, there is the small issue of the fact that I thought it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Joe Torre in 1966

    Ah, the Card of the Week. You know, I have to be honest with all of you; when I first heard the idea for this, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic for it as I made myself out to be. Not that I didn't like baseball cards, or anything like that, but I just wasn't sure that the feature had any sort of le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Prediction: Dodgers Win Pennant in Five Games

    The NLCS begins tonight. Sadly, the Cardinals were unsuccessful in petitioning the league to let them in "just because." Two of the more storied franchises in the National League will go at it for the chance to lose to the American League champ this year; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: 1990 Lee Smith

    I know that I say we have a very special Card of the Week a lot, but this week, I really mean it. Really. Our Card of the Week this week comes to us from Mr. Tom Carlson, of Webster Groves, Missouri. That alone is enough to make this a special card. Why, you ask? Well, because Mr. Carlson just so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Dodgers for Dummies: A Series Preview

    Just a short jaunt northward from San Diego go the Cardinals, to take on the Dodgers in the latter half of their West Coast Swing. What they find when they get there, though, will be much further from the Padres than the drive would indicate. Whereas the Padres are a team sinking, falling further ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Skip Looks Pissed

    Anthony La Russa Jr. has managed 4,306 games in his MLB career as of April 25, 2007. He’s cultivated a reputation as a cerebral manager in that time. It’s his stoic demeanor, his shades (worn even during night games), the methodical way he works a game. La Russa’s apparent low-key nature has k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Skip Looks Pissed

    Anthony La Russa Jr. has managed 4,306 games in his MLB career as of April 25, 2007. He’s cultivated a reputation as a cerebral manager in that time. It’s his stoic demeanor, his shades (worn even during night games), the methodical way he works a game. La Russa’s apparent low-key nature has k ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Being Darryl Strawberry

    Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    July 16, 2003

    Trumped

    Dick Gephardt also likes kittens and cross-stitching; Unreal has fun with greed and other mortal sins

  • Culture

    October 2, 2002

    The Old Ballgame

    Historian Charles Korr debunks a few myths about baseball

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