January 24, 2012

Tony LaRussa Will Manage One More Game

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa is not done yet.

As if people needed another reason to complain about the All-Star Game, the retired skipper is coming back to manage the Midsummer Classic.

This...from the commissioner's office:


News: Tony La Russa will manage the NL team in the @AllStarGame, Commissioner Selig announced today.


This isn't the first time a retired manager has been invited back however.  Danny Murtaugh retired following the 1971 season and returned to manager in the 1972 game.

But back then, it was a true exhibition...it wasn't the farce that it is today.

This one counts people!

Just not for the manager who will be in the dugout for one of the teams.


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