Tony LaRussa

Interesting piece from SI ...

"From the red-faced shame of his drunken-driving arrest in March to the hot seat he occupies as his bewildered team digs out from its worst start in 17 years to his threat to 'start swinging this fungo' bat at any reporters showing 'insincerity' in covering the April 29 drunken-driving death of St. Louis reliever Josh Hancock, Tony La Russa has been a study in human pyrotechnics," writes S.L. Price, who profiles the Cardinals skipper in this week's SI. "He has seen the shattering of his enlightened image -- already cracked by a 2005 admission that he had suspected Jose Canseco was using steroids with the A's -- and heard his leadership doubted." (more)

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