Tag Archives: Tony La Russa

Earl Weaver, Dead at 82, R.I.P.

Though a great strategist in and of what today is called small ball, his favorite play bluntly remained “the three-run home run.” His all-time winning percentage is .583. He led the Baltimore Orioles to three American League championships in his … Continue reading

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Had em All the Way

Congratulations to future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa for guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to his personal third world championship and to the eleventh in the Cardinals storied history. La Russa’s success, coming from far back in the … Continue reading

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As Former Governor Ahnuld S. Might Say, “Whudda Game!”

As the World Series takes on more the aspect of Pluto, with the baseball season being the rest (or inhabited part) of the solar system, the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals played one of the all-time great Game 6’s … Continue reading

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Phones in the Dugout, Part 2

Turns out our blogger William Van Ornum was prescient in his recent decoding and deconstruction of bullpen-phone technology. A huge mix-up between baseball genius Tony La Russa and his bullpen coach, due to a supposed telecommunications miscue (in 2011!), helped … Continue reading

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Chris Carpenter: Formidable St. Louis Starter

If the Texas Rangers are to seize the upper hand of this World Series, now deadlocked, they must solve Chris Carpenter. The right-handed ace of the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Doc Halliday 1-0 to get his (Carpenter’s) team where they … Continue reading

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Brew Crew Will Make Milwaukee Even More Famous

My heading, for all those under a certain age or did not grow up with the American ads, plays on “The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous”. This would be Schlitz. The Brewers also have the greatest related home-run shtick in … Continue reading

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