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LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:43 am

In an interview with the Contra Costa Times, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa mentioned the possibility of putting McGwire on the team's active roster on Aug. 31 so he'd be eligible to play in the postseason, if the Cardinals are still in the race.

TLR wrote:"If we're in contention, we'll put him on the roster Aug. 31. It's a nice little dream," La Russa told the newspaper.

"Is it likely? Probably not. I don't think it's a zero possibility. The point is, you'll see him in spring training. He won't be leaning on the batting cage chatting it up. He'll work his [butt] off, and hitters will be thrilled he's there helping them,"


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4804082


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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:00 pm

I could have told you that, but I would have used stronger language ;-7

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMcHIgOM-Ag

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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:28 pm

Are you sure this is official? Can we get a ruling?
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby Tavish » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:46 pm

The Dodgers went out and got Thome for the postseason. This can't be any worse.

Truthfully I think the stain on McGwire's legacy seems to have hurt LaRussa as much as it has Mark himself. If he could give McGwire one last shot at glory, even if hurt his team's chances, I wouldn't be shocked.
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Anybody else thinking this is a little tactic by LaRussa to have McGwire enter the HoF?
If he plays a game next year, he'll re-enter the HoF ballot in 2016. By then, guys like Bonds and Clemens would potentially in the HoF. With those guys in the HoF, McGwire may have an easier time getting in.

Or maybe he's insane...
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby SteveJeltzPhanClub » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:48 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:Anybody else thinking this is a little tactic by LaRussa to have McGwire enter the HoF?
If he plays a game next year, he'll re-enter the HoF ballot in 2016. By then, guys like Bonds and Clemens would potentially in the HoF. With those guys in the HoF, McGwire may have an easier time getting in.

Or maybe he's insane...


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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:55 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Are you sure this is official? Can we get a ruling?

We need JT to weigh in on this one.
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:04 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Are you sure this is official? Can we get a ruling?

This is officially hilarious.

I can't stop laughing. :-D
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby Slayer Rules » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:23 pm

Hopefully Yahoo gets him into their player database soon! With this news he instantly becomes a mid-round pick!!! :-L
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Re: LaRussa is officially insane.

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:33 pm

Slayer Rules wrote:Hopefully Yahoo gets him into their player database soon! With this news he instantly becomes a mid-round pick!!! :-L

I'm gonna pick him in my contract league's minors draft, because we allow any unowned player to be drafted in our minors draft.

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