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  • With another Orioles season derailed, focus again shifts to future

    With another Orioles season derailed, focus again shifts to future
    They entered the All-Star break last year with an interim manager, 27 games out of first place in the American League East and with a 29-59 record that had them on pace for a franchise-worst 109 losses. Yet the circumstances surrounding the current...
  • Where will Francona manage next season?

    Where the next curse is Dom Amore Hartford Courant The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with...
  • Virginia Tech, UVa coaches handle second-guessing well

    Virginia Tech, UVa coaches handle second-guessing well
    With the possible exception of tailgate gluttony, sports fans' most sacred, unalienable right is second-guessing strategy. No coach or manager is immune, witness the present World Series roasting of the St. Louis Cardinals' Tony La Russa, a future Hall...
  • Will World Series go 7 games, and who wins?

    Cardinals in 7 Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun History tells us that the World Series team that wins Game 5 to take a 3-2 advantage goes on to win the title 66 percent of the time. All Texas has to do is win one of the next two games against the team...
  • World View: My beloved Cards deal from the top of the deck

    I woke up Saturday morning from a fitful sleep. I should have slept soundly, but my body and mind hadn't yet absorbed a new reality: My beloved St. Louis Cardinals, an imperfect but tenacious bunch who embodied the spirit of team play, overcame a Mt....
  • MLB Legend, Springfield Cardinals GM, fans respond to La Russa retirement

    MLB Legend, Springfield Cardinals GM, fans respond to La Russa retirement
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a thrilling ride to a World Championship, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made an abrupt announcement on Monday morning. After 33 years of managing baseball, he decided to retire.  For some fans the announcement was out...
  • Who is next season's World Series favorite?

    Phillies will fight back Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun I know there are plenty of reasons to jump off the Phillies' bandwagon. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, relievers Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt all may sign elsewhere, and Ryan Howard...
  • Who should replace La Russa in St Louis?

    Go ask Albert Dave van Dyck Chicago Tribune Best choice? Whoever Albert wants. And that's being only half-facetious because if the Cardinals have any hope of keeping three-time MVP Albert Pujols, the new manager will have to be someone he likes/...
  • Nov. 23: Bobby Valentine Will Be Fun With Red Sox, But It Won't End Well

    This started Nov. 3 at the Hartford Club. And make no mistake, it would end spectacularly. This started with an arranged meeting before a World Affairs Council event on Prospect Street. And the prospect of it ending in flames on Yawkey Way isn't really...
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    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: — 2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
  • What is the Marlins Way anyway? Even Larry Beinfest isn't sure anymore

    Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols). For the past decade-plus,...