Tony La Russa
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Tony La Russa has dropped the ball by not starting fan-favorite knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
Nerdy. Eccentric. Quirky. One thing’s for certain: At 37, years after most players’ careers have peaked, R.A. Dickey is finally reaching his pinnacle.
Dickey’s shaky outing Thursday night may give manager Tony La Russa, already worried about who will catch the Mets’ knuckleballer, reason to pass him over.
Despite his otherworldly statistics through the first half of the Major League season, Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey may not start for the National League in the All-Star Game.
When you are the best pitcher in baseball, deductive reasoning says you are also the best pitcher in the National League. When you are the best pitcher in the National League, you should start the All-Star Game.
Managers Terry Collins of the Mets and Ron Roenicke of the Brewers will serve as NL coaches for the All-Star game and managers Ned Yost of the Royals and Bob Melvin of the A’s will coach on the AL side.
One of the most recent St. Louis hurlers to make a name for himself is Jaime Garcia, who will be counted on to carry a big load in his third Major League season.
Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers.
It feels incongruous and sad put a post-mortem a baseball season with so much life, to go from frantic and fantastic to flat-line in a few frigid hours.
Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, a message still burned bright: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Many years after Tony La Russa appeared on the game show, “To Tell The Truth,” the Isaac Newton of our national pastime is still making us guess.
The absurdity of Game 5 of the World Series will probably dwarf “Errorgate” of Game 2 of the World Series if the Cardinals, now down 3-2 to Texas in the 2011 World Series, do not come back to win it all. Let’s take a look at the issues.
The Genius. Copernicus of the Diamond. Plato the Thinker. The Philosopher of the Dugout. Socrates of St. Louis. The Da Vinci of Baseball. We could go on and on.
Perhaps next time La Russa might try a different means of communication, there have been big strides made in technology over the last few years.