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Tony LaRussa retires

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Goes out on top.


    He must know that Pujols ain't coming back.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I don't love him, but that was a pretty damned cool way to go out.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Our long national nightmare is over.
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I would presume Duncan goes with him. It's going to stink to lose both of them. Given Dave's wife is battling illness right now, I wouldn't be surprised.

    I guess it truly is the end of an era. Paging Terry Francona to Bill DeWitt's office, please...
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I know 67 is younger than it used to be, but I'm always impressed when men that age can put up with the travel and the daily grind of being a major league manager. And he's not even the oldest.

    And no way he retires if they lose that series, especially the way Game 5 went down.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    That's the part that will really hurt. Duncan had a way of working magic with mediocre, journeymen pitchers-getting way better results from them than in their previous stops. Jeff Weaver, Kyle Lohse, Jeff Suppan all come to mind. What guys like these did under Duncan was pretty mindblowing compared to the standard shellings and blow-ups they were suffering in their previous stops.
  7. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Dick Vermeil shrugged "it's been done."
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It really was amazing how many guys rejuvenated their careers under LaRussa and Duncan. Goes all the way back to Dennis Eckersley.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The last night of the Cardinals dynasty.

    Bye, bye, Pujols.

    Very few are able to go out on top, and on their own terms.

    Hopefully he actually does take his talents to a beach and enjoys the rest of his time.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Francona should be the first call.

    Leo Mazzone, if he has any interest in coaching again, should be the second.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You mean Mazzone as pitching coach, right?
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Good riddance...

    But as people have pointed out, a pretty damn good way to go out.
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