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Tony La Russa finally writes Colby Rasmus into the lineup

Aug 30, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

I’m sure his rift with manager Tony La Russa hasn’t been patched up within the past 24 hours, but at least Colby Rasmus is finally back in the Cardinals’ starting lineup today for the first time in two weeks.
Rasmus is playing center field and batting seventh against left-hander J.A. Happ, which is interesting considering that La Russa often benched Rasmus versus southpaws even before their recent issues.
St. Louis went 4-8 in the 12 games Rasmus missed and the Cardinals are 15-20 overall this season when he doesn’t start, compared to 54-39 when he’s in the lineup.

  1. El Bravo - Aug 30, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Has anyone looked into this kid’s birth certificate and also tested him for HGH? Does he not look like a pimple-faced 13-year-old on growth hormones? Who knows, we may find out he’s a Muslim Socialist illegal alien as well…whoa, I think I just figured out why LaRussa has beef with Colby “the Cheese” Rasmus.

  2. Giraffe Monsoon - Aug 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Maybe if we are lucky Rasmus will get traded out of St Louis and Tony LaRussa’s musical chairs outfield. We got lucky that Ludwick is now on a team that will play him daily, so we just need Rasmus to get out of there.
    I know better than to draft st louis outfielders. I don’t care who you are, if you play in St. Louis and your name isn’t Pujols, you wont be playing everyday.

  3. The Rabbit - Aug 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    My sentiments exactly…I wouldn’t draft any Cardinals unless their names are Pujols or Holliday.
    I’m not sure LaRussa should be “developing” young players at this stage of his career. I think he’s spent way too much time enjoying the “genius” label. It’s very unfortunate that Rasmus is getting the “Ludwick treatment”.

  4. tbs - Sep 1, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Colby Rasmus must have told Tony LaRussa that he just LOVES Glenn Beck.
    And that he wears Sarah Palin red high heels when he’s home alone.

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