Tony La Russa
Sunday was about doing it by the rules. This crop of Hall of Famers achieved their stats playing it clean in an unfortunate era where chemicals overshadow its greats.
They changes are effective immediately and will be reflected in 2015 Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Last year’s numbers were way down because no living person was inducted. The magic is back this year with some of baseball’s most revered names preparing their speeches.
Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.
“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.
The St. Louis Cardinals have remained an elite franchise in the years following slugger Albert Pujols’ departure to the Los Angeles Angels.
Word is these days La Russa is enjoying retirement with his 17 cats. Yes, 17 felines live with him in his home.
Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014 and is examining whether all calls other than balls or strikes should be subject to instant replay.
Girardi took the unusual step Wednesday to help protect his left-handed heavy lineup against a Rockies bullpen filled with left-handed relievers.
If Shelby Miller reaches his potential, he’ll be just another superstar to come up through the Cardinals’ ranks.
Even dugouts and bullpens might not need that old landline soon. Can you hear me now?
By the time the yelling and screaming subsides sometime around the Friday’s regular season restart, you’ll think letting Matt Cain pitch the first three innings was something akin to Tony La Russa punching R.A. Dickey in the throat.
Owner of the best record in baseball, R.A. Dickey was hoping to become the first knuckleballer to start an All-Star game since Dutch Leonard in 1943. A 12-1 record wasn’t good enough.
In the year of Linsanity and Tebow-mania, Dickey has been one of the best stories in New York sports — not to mention MLB. But he won’t get the ball to start the All-Star game.