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Tony La Russa's decision for 2012 coming soon

Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:34 am
Edited on: November 14, 2011 10:34 pm
Tony La RussaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Tony La Russa's 2012 fate will be decided within two weeks of the end of the World Series, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. La Russa and the Cardinals have a mutual option that must be exercised by that point.

La Russa, 67, hasn't commented about whether he'd return for a 17th year as the Cardinals' manager, but has dropped hints that he'll return. General manager John Mozeliak told the newspaper that "I think I have an idea of his thinking."

There had been rumors that La Russa would go back to the White Sox, where he started his career, but Chicago quickly replaced Ozzie Guillen with Robin Ventura. His name has also been batted about for the open job in Boston, as well as the potential opening with the Cubs, although both seem unlikely.

La Russa was won 2,728 games as a manager, third-most of all time, needing just 35 behind John McGraw for second place. 

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Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 9:28 am

Tony La Russa's decision for 2012 coming soon

Hw would have ample time to get his drink on and whine and cry to his wife just like he does as a Manager. TLR has had success but he is a grouchy POS!

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:31 pm

Tony La Russa's decision for 2012 coming soon

I must admit, after last season I could have cared less if La Russa walked away and never came back.  BUT, after this year; and I don't know if it's the way they got into the playoffs, or maybe the group of guys on this team.  He is different.  I watch EVERY Cardinals game, and EVERY postgame.  In the past he sat there with a smug look on his face, talking down to reporters like they were a nusaince to him.  But here in the last couple months, he's been funny, patient and even light-hearted at times.  That isn't a La Russa I've remembered, but it will definitely be a La Russa I'll miss if he leaves.  Come back Tony!!!  (atleast the 2011 version)

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:19 am

Tony La Russa's decision for 2012 coming soon

There is no decision to be made.  He is coming back.  What would La Russa do with his free time? he would drive himself crazy.  He's a manager for life and won't walk away.

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