Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball… » 8/06/14 12:21pm 8/06/14 12:21pm

Tony La Russa Says Let The Cheats Into Cooperstown (Now That He's There)

Tony La Russa is one of six men who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Now that he's got his ticket punched, he thinks all the heavy hitters from the steroid era should be let in—but with an asterisk. » 7/27/14 9:45am 7/27/14 9:45am

Bryant Gumbel Says Smart Things About Tony La Russa And Mark McGwire

We'll take any allies in the war on the war on PEDs, even if that ally is the most self-satisfied broadcaster on television, a man who makes Bob Costas look like Woody Allen. Listen to Bryant Gumbel here. He speaks truth. » 7/24/14 6:33pm 7/24/14 6:33pm

Jim Harbaugh Attended Another Baseball Game With His Favorite Glove

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, in peak dad mode, took in last night's Diamondbacks game with Arizona exec Tony La Russa. Because of course Jim Harbaugh knows Tony La Russa. » 7/08/14 3:37pm 7/08/14 3:37pm

Tony La Russa Warns Grads About The Machines During Commencement Speech

Tony La Russa gave the commencement speech at Washington University last week. It was, like most commencement speeches, sort of rambly and boring. But there was one La Russian moment that caught our attention, in which the old manager started going on about Styx, the machines, and sabermetrics. » 5/19/14 5:46pm 5/19/14 5:46pm

Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre Elected To Hall Of Fame

La Russa, Cox, and Torre were all unanimously elected to Cooperstown by the 16-man Expansion Era committee. No one else on the ballot—not even Marvin Miller, who did more than any other person to make baseball what it is, received even six votes. » 12/09/13 10:19am 12/09/13 10:19am

Tony La Russa's Wife Is A Huge Metalhead, Because Of Course She Is

Robb Flynn, the lead singer of the heavy metal band Machine Head, posted a story on the band's official website today that included an unexpected cameo from Elaine La Russa, wife of former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. » 1/08/13 1:25pm 1/08/13 1:25pm

Tony La Russa: Asshole Or Dipshit? Let's Discuss!

Tony La Russa was never the cuddliest of MLB managers, and he's done a lot of things that would preclude him from ever being invited to anyone's Christmas party. But the big question remains, is La Russa a dipshit or an asshole? Let's settle this in the discussion section below. » 7/02/12 5:36pm 7/02/12 5:36pm

Tony La Russa Explains Decision Not To Put Johnny Cueto On All-Star…

Uh oh, we got ourselves a scandal, or something. Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa have never been especially fond of each other. Their relationship got even testier over the weekend when La Russa, who was in charge of making final selections for the National… » 7/02/12 4:48pm 7/02/12 4:48pm

Santana No-Hitter Gets Asterisk In St. Louis

I've never read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before in my life, but I have to say, this cover page right here, correctly noting that Johan Santana was aided by a blown call at third base, is about as unbiased as it gets. Anyone crying "homerism" just doesn't get it. » 6/03/12 10:22am 6/03/12 10:22am

Richard Marx Goes Yard Off Dennis Eckersley, Chicago Cubs Win World…

I have no idea how I don't remember this video, because I definitely remember the song. Maybe you don't remember it either. Maybe we buried it deep within our collective subconscious. » 4/22/12 12:50pm 4/22/12 12:50pm

We Will Never Be Rid Of Tony La Russa

La Russa "retired" after winning another World Series in St. Louis, but he may not be done. Like many retirees, he's seeking the warm weather and easygoing lifestyle of Southern California: La Russa could be a big part of the new Dodgers regime, if that team ever gets sold. » 3/15/12 10:55am 3/15/12 10:55am

Fox News Interviewed Donald Trump About The Retirement Of "Arizona…

Elsewhere this would be called a chyronfail, but the juxtaposition of Donald Trump explaining his deep friendship with Tony La Russa to Greta Van Susteren makes it worth the video clip. Fox News has a long way to go to earn the "Cable News sports graphic blunder" title, though; that belongs to CNN's report on Derek… » 11/03/11 10:30am 11/03/11 10:30am

Note To ESPN: There Is A Significant Difference Between An "Elephant…

Tony La Russa is making the post-retirement media tour, and on Monday he stopped by Late Show with David Letterman, during which he revealed a Sacramento-area animal rescue group had offered him a position as elephant keeper. » 11/02/11 12:25pm 11/02/11 12:25pm

Tony La Russa Made Up His Mind About Retiring In August

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: John Mozeliak has kept a secret since the summer. » 11/01/11 5:05pm 11/01/11 5:05pm

Tony La Russa Lives On, In Baby Horse Form

Fear not, denizens of Redbird Nation. Your pilot may have hung up the satin jacket for the greener pastures of the TV studio, but there will forever be a La Russa roaming the fields of St. Louis, pooping in the grass. » 10/31/11 1:25pm 10/31/11 1:25pm

The World Series of Entropy

The Classical launches in November, but the cruel folks behind it love baseball way too much to let the World Series pass without comment. Throughout the series, its writers will do a daily diary for Deadspin. Keep tabs on us @Classical. » 10/29/11 4:17pm 10/29/11 4:17pm

Tony La Russa's Illusion Of Genius

The Classical launches in November, but the cruel folks behind it love baseball way too much to let the World Series pass without comment. Throughout the series, its writers will do a daily diary for Deadspin. Keep tabs on us @Classical. » 10/26/11 11:50am 10/26/11 11:50am