NEW YORK (WFAN) — 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.

But poor Tony La Russa, whose bullpen phone blunder may just cost the Cardinals their 2011 World Series championship.

And it may cost him that saintly reputation of his.

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