La Russa To Have Eye Examined Today

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is still battling the bizarre eye infection we first commented on nearly three weeks ago.

The ailment does not appear to be pink eye -- as first reported -- but some mysterious virus. Today's an off day for the Cardinals, and La Russa will travel today to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona to allow doctors there to take a look.

La Russa tells the Post-Dispatch the condition is "miserable," with the eye nearly completely closed and tearing constantly. La Russa has described the eye as "like bad makeup in a horror movie."

The examination today coincides with a physical check up La Russa undergoes each year as a board member for his animal charity, ARF.

The Cardinals manager plans to rejoin the team in Chicago on Tuesday in time for its series against the Cubs.

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