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Video: Tony La Russa lashes out at reporters, quits presser

Apr 7, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

Craig touched on this in his “And That Happened” this morning, but here’s the video of Tony La Russa getting incredibly annoyed at questions about the Cardinals’ offensive struggles, lecturing reporters about how silly it is to be asking this stuff after one week, and then quitting the press conference:

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I tend to agree with La Russa in the sense that we’re about three percent into the season and if this were the NFL it would be halftime of the first game, but the question was merely designed to get a usable quote and it would have been tough for him to handle things any worse than he does in the above video.

  1. cur68 - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Tony clearly needs shot of Bushmills, his slippers and a nap. CRANKY!

    • Old Gator - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      No, that’s just Tony. He needs an audience to break into derisive laughter when he pulls this babyshit and imbue him with an attitude adjustment.

      • cur68 - Apr 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

        Which is worse; the Raffi Soriano don’t say anything approach or the LaRussa act like you’ve never been to a presser before and throw a fit when *gasp* the reporters repeat the question!

  2. Jonny 5 - Apr 7, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Poopy pants !

  3. okwhitefalcon - Apr 7, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    It’s just Tony being Tony, deflecting attention from the team and putting it on himself.

    Did the same thing in spring training with the players association/Albert thing, worked like a charm.

    • paperlions - Apr 8, 2011 at 7:44 AM

      It is Tony being Tony, but deflecting attention away from the team is not one of his tactics (unless you mean that he is trying to meddle in games, thereby putting focus on his many late game machinations and not on the performance of the players).
      Tony being Tony means Tony being testy and surley, he doesn’t like be questioned or challenged, he is the epitome of hypocrisy….he be touting how great the offense was if through 6 games they were hitting the daylights out of the ball (like he did last year when the offense came flying out of the gate)…but if it is a negative thing, then it is just a small sample size.
      To answer some of no questions….no, I don’t think the 2B or SS are going to hit…why in the world would he think they will? They are both horrible in the field and at the plate.

  4. okwhitefalcon - Apr 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    I see the white hot hatred for Tony has reared it’s ugly head, clowding judgment again.

    Are you saying his players association diatribe wasn’t a pure deflection tactic with Albert this spring?

    The hell it wasn’t.

    This team is flawed no doubt about – I’m with ya on Theriot and Schumacher being somewhere south of bad, they flat out stink. Not sold on Freese by any means yet either.

    That said, Dewitt and Mozeliak deserve the heat, one needs to oped their wallet and the other better
    come up with better players to fill out a roster to complement the high salaried nucleus.

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