The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Curse has now manifested itself as a physical deformity, albeit one of a temporary nature. Take a good hard look at manager Tony LaRussa's face. Look deep into his open eye, but avoid gazing into the one that's caulked shut with conjunctivitis. Listen as he tells you how it feels.

"I'm not in a lot of pain. It just scares kids. Like bad makeup in a horror movie."

Will nobody think of the children?

Sweet Jesus! What Happened to Tony La Russa's Face? [Riverfront Times]