Tag Archives: Tony LaRussa

A curtain call for Mr. La Russa

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced today that Tony La Russa would manage the National League team in the 2012 All Star Game. La Russa, 67, earned the honor when he managed the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2011 World Series, the managers for each team that makes the World Series is selected to manage the next year’s All Star Game. However, La Russa retired at the end of … Continue reading

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Cardinals set coaching staff

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting the Cardinals’ 2012 coaching staff has been set. Just two days after introducing Mike Matheny as the organization’s newest manager after the retirement of Tony LaRussa, who had held the role for the last 16 seasons, the Cardinals have revealed their coaching staff. The big news is that Dave Duncan and Mark McGwire will return to their positions as the team’s pitching and hitting … Continue reading

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Matheny named manager

After an interview process that lasted roughly a week, Mike Matheny stood in front of the cameras and was announced as the next manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a field of six candidates. Jose Oquendo, Chris Maloney, Ryne Sandberg, Joe McEwing, Terry Francona, and Matheny. According to the team, after each interview they ranked their board of potential candidates. After his interview, Matheny went to #1 and … Continue reading

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Cardinals begin manager search

Today was supposed to be the setup day as I began my post-season posting schedule on Friday, but consider this a special edition run. According to an article by Joe Strauss in today’s Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals are beginning to interview their top rung of candidates for their open managerial position. So I decided I’d go ahead and just poach for fun. 🙂 According to the article there are less than … Continue reading

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Happy Trails, Tony La Russa

What a way to go out. For Tony LaRussa, it was probably the best managing job he’s ever done. Over 10 games out in August, rallying to make the playoffs on the final day of the season, beating Philadelphia in 5 games, beating Milwaukee in 6, and then playing what is very likely the best World Series game in history, before clinching his third World Series Championship in Game 7 … Continue reading

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