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.