Tag: tony la russa

Cards Sweep Arizona, Get Swept by Atlanta

Posted: May 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Just as quickly as a team can get hot, the tables can turn that quickly against them. Just after the Cardinals put together their finest series of the season against the D-Backs, they came home and got steamrolled by the Atlanta Braves. The offense wasn’t terrible (although their runs per game average did drop a […]

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Thoughts on Tony La Russa, Retirement From St. Louis Cardinals

Posted: October 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

It was about when I turned eight or nine that I really started to pay attention to the Cardinals and Major League baseball. Ozzie Smith was my baseball idol; I grew up playing shortstop, always wearing the number 1.┬áHe was pretty much at the end of his career by the time I really started paying […]

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Tony La Russa Announces Retirement As St. Louis Cardinals Manager After 16 Seasons

Posted: October 31, 2011 at 9:21 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

At a press conference called by the St. Louis Cardinals this morning, manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement after 33 years of managing in the major leagues. The last 16 years were spent with the St. Louis Cardinals, during which time he amassed a record of 1408-1182 during the regular season. The Cardinals also […]

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You Can’t Spell Ryan Franklin Without “Fail”

Posted: April 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

I think Tony La Russa and Ryan Franklin have a contract with electronics superstores. Seems like every time Tony puts him in to pitch, an inordinate amount of televisions end up with remotes getting thrown through them. First, though…what a difference a week makes. After last Saturday, the Cardinals were in desolate shape, dropping to […]

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Friday Thoughts

Posted: June 11, 2010 at 10:55 am   /   Local, Other St. Louis Sports, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams

The Cardinals had an off-day yesterday after getting broomed out of town by the Dodgers, giving them a little time to lick their wounds before heading to Arizona. There were a few St. Louis-related sports bits, however. – It’s being reported that Jeff Suppan, released last week by the Milwaukee Brewers, is very close to […]

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