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Tony La Russa

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    May 19, 2014

    Five Things We Learned from Tony LaRussa's Commencement Address at Washington U.

    Former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa doesn't just inspire greatness on the field -- he also inspires greatness in life. Last Friday, LaRussa gave the commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, bidding thousands of students good luck as they go from the minors to the big leagues. ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 16, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Do you want to know what your fellow St. Louisans got for Ch ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 28, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. St. Louisans, you have made I Could Pee On This: And Other Po ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 30, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Tony LaRussa! The 2011 World Series! Wooooooo! Is there an ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2012
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    November 17, 2011

    Cardinals Finalize Coaching Staff for 2012

    commons.wikimedia.orgMark McGwire is one of five coaches from Tony La Russa's 2011 staff who will return next season under new manager Mike Matheny.​The Cardinals announced their full coaching staff for next season yesterday, putting to paper the group who will support Mike Matheny as he takes ove ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Phillies 3, Cardinals 2: Missed Opportunities and One Very Bad Decision

    ​If you're surprised it was a double play that broke the Cardinals' collective back, then you just haven't been paying attention. The story of the season -- the historic number of double plays the Cards have grounded into this year -- popped up once again, killing an eighth inning bases loade ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Tony La Russa's Eye: A Coded Message To His Daughter, Bianca?

    Image Via​Stay with us on this: Tony La Russa's daughter, Bianca, just auditioned for and became a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. La Russa is famously cagey about his personal life, so of course he won't mention his daughter or her life at any of his press conferences. But he's also a dad, ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Steven Jackson, Tony La Russa Remind You (Via Twitter) to Vote

    Yes, if you've somehow managed to miss it, today is election day. To that end, two of the biggest names in St. Louis sports are encouraging you to vote. Tony La Russa (@TonyLaRussa) reminds every Missourian to vote "yes" on Proposition B to limit the size and increase the oversight of dog-breeding f ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Talking Tony On the Radio

    ​From the shameless self-promotion department: If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area around eight o' clock this morning, I'll be appearing (so to speak), on ESPN 1440's morning show with Josh Houchins to discuss my feelings on the return of Tony La Russa. (Spoiler alert: they are l ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Author Buzz Bissinger Not Finished Trashing Tony La Russa, Albert Pujols

    hmhbooks.comBissinger and La Russa in happier times.​So, you think you have strong feelings about Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa attending a Glenn Beck rally this past weekend at the Lincoln Memorial? You've got nothing on Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger. Trust me. Bissinger and La Russ ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    July 2, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Patriots, Prostitutes, Pet Mistreaters

    ​You know what time it is? Time to cast your vote for Ass Clown of the Week. Select this week's newsmaker who you feel most embarrassed or shamed themselves by words or deeds. And the nominees...1. Lori Pellin: The woman who left her pets -- all 27 of them (25 cats and two dogs) -- locked in her C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle: Part 2, There's No Crying (or Gum Violence) in Baseball, Mr. Pujols

    You talkin' to me!? How dare you!​If you haven't heard by now, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had the audacity to ,um, manage his team Friday night. It didn't sit well with Albert Pujols. With Pujols up to bat in the eighth inning with two outs, La Russa had Ryan Ludwick attempt to steal second b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The Ever-Prickly Tony La Russa Grows Pricklier By the Day

    ​Jeez, Tony, take a chill pill, will you? Give it a break. Smell the roses. Your rants and raves have grown old and tired. At issue, of course, is Temperamental Tony's latest flameout, chronicled this morning in the Post-Dispatch by Cardinals beat writer Joe Strauss. Tony La ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Auction to Benefit a Possible Chuck Berry Statue Goes Well

    Last week, the Daily RFT reported that KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who is spearheading the cause to get a Chuck Berry statue built in the Delmar Loop, hosted an online/on-air auction to raise money. The results are in: Over $13,000 was raised. The highest bids? $2000 for Tony LaRussa's personal season t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Mac is Back! La Russa to Install Mark McGwire as Cardinals Hitting Coach

    I thought I was still slumbering this morning when I opened up the paper to read that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is expected to sign a new two-year deal with the club on the condition that the Redbirds also sign tainted slugger Mark McGwire as hitting coach. A triumphant return for Mr. McGwire? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    They're Back! Ass Clowns of the Week. Vote Today!

    After a two week hiatus, Daily RFT is back at you with its Ass Clown of the Week poll. You know the drill: Vote for the local newsmaker you believe made headlines for the most dubious achievement of the week. Back at you Monday with the results.  Here are this week's candidates: 1. Tony La Russ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Roster Problems

    Yesterday afternoon, we saw what was, in my ever so humble opinion, the best start so far this year from a Cardinal go to waste. Chris Carpenter deserves some apologies, and a better outcome next time out. The question, of course, is how do you get him a better outcome next time? 

  • News

    April 1, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Top 10 Stories about the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals

    Spring training is officially underway, with real, no-foolin' games being played and everything. The beginning of a long, twisty road that leads through summer and into autumn, hopefully ending late in October with a nice, new piece of hardware to add to the trophy case at Busch Stadium.At the very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Tony La Russa is Ruining My Life

    Ladies and gentlemen, the dream is over. It was just a small, simple dream that I had; a dream of a Cardinal rotation without Joel Pineiro. A simple dream for a simple man, with simple tastes. A dream of summer evenings spent on the veranda, listening to the baseball match on the Victrola, sans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    La Russa & Mike Holmgren: Cross-Sport Doppelgangers

    Mike Holmgren is in the midst of stumbling through his final year as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Today on the sports blog of our sister paper, Seattle Weekly, former RFT staff writer Mike Seely has an interesting take on the likely legacy of Holmgren.Seely speculates that Holmgren will go do ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Anthony Reyes: Relieved to be Out of St. Louis

    I was just thinking to myself the other day, "You know, we haven't had an Anthony Reyes Update in damn near forever, it seems." Then, lo and behold, what should happen across my web browser? Oh wonder of wonders! Ladies and gentlemen, we have some fresh Anthony news. Well, that's not exactly accur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    The Cards Need a Winning Streak. They May Not Get One.

    A nice little series win, two out of three over the weekend against a struggling Atlanta Braves team. Only thing is, it may not be enough. Not by a long shot. The problem, of course, is that while the Cardinals were beating the Braves -- who just happen to be one of the worst teams in the league - ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    The Case for Kyle McClellan as the Cards Closer

    Well, one out of three against the Mets is certainly better than 0-for-4 against the Brewers, right? Of course, even within that one victory over the New York club, we still saw the club's current closer, one Mr. Ryan Franklin, give up a home run in the ninth inning. It was the third outing in a r ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    La Russa Gets the Credit for Win against Kansas City

    Well, they finally managed to beat the Royals. Congratulations to our boys in red. I know that I complain about Tony La Russa a lot in these pages. I do so for two reasons: 1. I'm not a huge fan of his anymore, and I often disagree with the things he does. 2. A sports columnist's job is very ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008
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    October 24, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Great news, sports fans: Tony La Russa is back -- and so's the CardCarryingRocker! As Tony tells us, the mp3 of Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello's "Tears of Rage" duet is available for download here. A to Z gets random with ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Black Out

    The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?

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    June 11, 2007
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    June 11, 2007

    You Read It Here Third

    Don't ask us why, but this story from the Palm Beach Post doesn't appear to have hit the local press yet. It's an account about the contents of the video recording of the drunk-driving arrest of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. According to the story, Palm Beach County law-enforcement off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

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    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

    April 18, 2007

    Tony La Russa and the Double Standard

    Why didn't the Cardinals skipper take more heat for his DUI?

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    December 6, 2006

    Ears Looking at You, Tony!

    The San Francisco Bay Area is home to St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. It's also home to Moving Arts Dance, which, according to its Web site, "produces works of dance art that reach into the emotional realities of our time. Building on the strengths of ballet and modern styles of dance the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Ears Looking at You, Tony!

    The San Francisco Bay Area is home to St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. It's also home to Moving Arts Dance, which, according to its Web site, "produces works of dance art that reach into the emotional realities of our time. Building on the strengths of ballet and modern styles of dance the ... More >>

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    March 8, 2006

    Broke Bat Mountain

    Tony La Russa loves So Taguchi; Kevin McGowan hates Twain. And as for Unreal? Well, we're pretty darn fond of Budweiser slogans and a rather imaginative local blogger.

  • Calendar

    January 11, 2006

    Hot Dog!

    Stars to the Rescue promises to rock

  • Music

    December 7, 2005

    La Russa Palooza

    Five nights in November with the "Card-Carrying Rocker"

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2004

    Bleed Cardinal Red

    See Redbirds in January at the eighth annual St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    Whack Job

    Phoenix columnist howls in protest at La Russa's threat

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    October 2, 2002

    Redbird's Burden

    La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition

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    March 31, 1999

    Trauma Central

    Even with broken wings, the Cardinals can still fly in their weak and injury-plagued division

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