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Tony La Russa has no plans to bring back Kirk Gibson, yet

The USA Today reported on Tuesday morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ current plan was to bring back their skipper Kirk Gibson for at least a sixth season in 2015, which if true, would show Arizona’s content with mediocrity. The Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, through a spokesman, called the USA Today’s report inaccurate, though. It’s certainly possible...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa denies that Kirk Gibson’s job is safe

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that the Diamondbacks “currently plan to bring back” manager Kirk Gibson next season. But the club’s new chief baseball officer — Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa — is now denying that anything has been decided on the Gibson front. “I just think that at this point, we’re at August 18,” La Russa relayed through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa, Like The Arizona Diamondbacks, Sucks

Here’s what you need to know: The Arizona Diamondbacks suck. They follow baseball’s unwritten rules like a code of honor, so, after one of their batters was (unintentionally) pegged by a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and was injured in the process, they decided to retaliate by intentionally hitting Pirates star Andrew McCutchen in the back with a 95-mph fastball. It looked like...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa defends D-backs

Arizona Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa defended his club Tuesday against the criticism it has received for the apparent retaliation against Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen last weekend. "I don't see where the Diamondbacks should catch all this [expletive] they're catching," La Russa told reporters, according to azcentral.com. McCutchen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

La Russa opens Hall of Fame Pandora’s Box

In all their cleverness, the Baseball Writers Association of America attempted an end run around the steroid era last week when it announced the timeframe of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot would be shortened from 15 years to 10. But in its infinite stupidity, the BBWAA actually left the flank to its moral high ground exposed by inducting manager Tony La Russa into the Hall...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss

La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa, now the Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals to name Cardinals Care field for Hall of Famer Tony La Russa

COOPERSTOWN, NY -- The Cardinals will name their next Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies field after former manager Tony La Russa, team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced Saturday night at a reception honoring La Russa's induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. Tony La Russa Field, the organization's 22nd youth ball field, will serve children living in the Clinton-Peabody...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blessed by good fortune: Tony La Russa's unlikely path to Cooperstown

ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa admitted that indeed he is nervous about his upcoming induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. "But more excited," he said in a phone call earlier this week. The excitement part is reassuring because it's not easy to believe Tony La Russa could be nervous about anything. You're talking about one of the most accomplished managers...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa needs to give Diamondbacks a complete overhaul

With a great poker face, Tony La Russa has been evaluating the Diamondbacks for two months. We don't know many details, except he can barely stand to look at his manager. "It would give me such great joy to give him that pink slip," La Russa said. La Russa was kidding, of course, referencing the infamous home run Kirk Gibson hit off La Russa's club in the 1988...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa lands front office job with Diamondbacks

getty images The Arizona Diamondbacks have added Tony La Russa, though it will not be as a manager. La Russa will join the Diamondbcaks as their chief baseball officer. La Russa will report to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall and oversee the the Diamondbacks baseball operations department. He will work with general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson in trying to turn...
Via Tireball.com
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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