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Tony La Russa

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  • Lightning coach: A career as remarkable as it is unlikely

    Lightning coach: A career as remarkable as it is unlikely
    When Jon Cooper was with the Green Bay Gamblers, coaching the team to the championship of the top junior hockey league in the United States, he did some promotional videos that spoofed the Dos Equis beer commercials. They were called, "THE most...
  • In rare move Marlins manager Jennings bats pitcher eighth

    In rare move Marlins manager Jennings bats pitcher eighth
    Marlins skipper Dan Jennings has been the target of skeptics for getting the job without managerial experience in professional baseball. But that hasn't stopped Jennings from making daring decisions as he did Sunday by batting starting pitcher David...
  • With Tom Thibodeau gone, focus shifts to Robin Ventura

    With Tom Thibodeau gone, focus shifts to Robin Ventura
    BALTIMORE-- The White Sox announced at SoxFest last January that Vince Coleman would be their new base-running instructor, hoping one of the all-time great base stealers would rub off on their players. Speedster Micah Johnson seemed like a good bet to...
  • Albert Pujols is still making impact for the Angels

    Albert Pujols is still making impact for the Angels
    The game might not have come easy to Albert Pujols, but the results did. In his first 14 games in the major leagues, he hit .400. He was the rookie of the year, in a unanimous vote. In his 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, he won the most-...
  • Cubs-Reds rained out on Saturday

    Cubs-Reds rained out on Saturday
    CINCINNATI -- Saturday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of rain after a four-hour, 13-minute delay. The tarp was briefly pulled off the infield at about 3:30 p.m. CDT, and groundscrew workers lined the field. But...
  • Review: 'Billy Martin' by Bill Pennington

    Review: 'Billy Martin' by Bill Pennington
    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, ESPN launched "SportsCentury," a highly successful series featuring documentaries of the important sports figures of the 20th century. The biggest stars — Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus — were...
  • Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up

    Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't worried about having hot water in the visiting clubhouse showers Sunday night when the season opens at under-construction Wrigley Field. After all, it wouldn't be the first time the Cardinals...
  • Manager Joe Maddon eager to take measure of National League counterparts

    Manager Joe Maddon eager to take measure of National League counterparts
    MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon isn't likely to glare over at the opposing dugout and shout profanities at the rival manager the way Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa often did when the Cubs and Cardinals faced each other a decade ago. At least not right...
  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
  • How long will it take for baseball to get up to speed?

    How long will it take for baseball to get up to speed?
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Those darn kids have done it again. Besides being on our lawns all the time, they now are forcing baseball to change the game to fit their 21st century attention spans. The rule changes implemented Friday to speed up the pace...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight

     Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight
    Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate. Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...