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Tweet of the Day: Colby Rasmus knows how to dress

Aug 15, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

It turns out maybe Tony La Russa was just intimidated by his style. Via teammate Ricky Romero, here’s Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus on the team plane yesterday:


  1. bloodysock - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    With that outfit, he should have been traded to the Marlins.

  2. pack93z - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Just to spite Tony La Russa.. no other reason, I hope the Colby begins to shine north of the border. Roast his coconuts..

    However that may introduce a larger stage for Colby’s father to hit the media waves..

    I vote for the former.. anything that irritates Tony is purely worth it… Lord knows yearly he like to chafe the biggest threat with his little antics.

  3. a125125125 - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Reached for comment, Tony Rasmus said, “LaRussa tried to get him to wear a blue suit, but I told him to stick to his guns and keep wearin’ plaid. I been dressin’ that boy since he was in high school, and I know best.”

  4. qcubed3 - Aug 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    I wonder if he got his fashion advice from his father.

  5. saints97 - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    He’s got to do something to divert people’s attention away from his 62 OPS+. For those of you not down with the new metrics, that’s pretty good – for a pitcher.

  6. joshfrancis50 - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Isn’t he an Alabama kid? Looks like he got into Bear Bryant’s closet.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

      Alabamian to the core. I love his interviews

  7. proudlycanadian - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    His team mates seam to like him. Even in St. Louis, the negative comments did not seem to be coming from other members of the team.

    • paperlions - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:09 PM

      In St. Louis, if LaRussa doesn’t like you, the players won’t socialize with you…it is all a question of survival. I wish I was joking. It doesn’t seem to be as bad for the pitchers as the position players…but if LaRussa doesn’t like you, you won’t enjoy your time in StL and you won’t be there long.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM

        He fits into the Jays lineup just fine and the organization definitely seems to like him so things look promising. Adding him was a big step in the right direction for them

      • spudchukar - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

        Part of that comment is just plain garbage. Rasmus, as I have maintained always, isn’t a bad kid. He is remarkably immature, laconic, shy, (particularly in the presence of power), and timid. His work ethic is so-so, he isn’t petulant when receiving advice, but either he cannot put the advice into practice, or it goes in one ear and out the other. Of course, if I had his Dad, I might have developed the same hearing disorder.

        The Cards tried numerous approaches. Veiled criticism, one-to-one conversations, player guidance, and coddling. This year’s approach was of the coddling variety. Players went out of their way to be friendly, include him socially etc., LaRussa and then McGwire stepped aside and allowed other coaches and younger players to address his issues. Same result.

        Seeing this photo, reminds me of the old saying, “You can take the Trash out of the Trailer, but you cannot take the Trailer out of the Trash. He should hook up with Brittany Spears.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM

        Or perhaps Farrell can just relate to his young players better? It sure seems that way given how well their young core has been thriving under him

      • paperlions - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

        LaRussa was a dick to Rasmus YEARS before Rasmus was on the roster, making snide comments about him to the press before he ever met the kid…as if he was annoyed that he was asked a question about a prospect.

        The Cardinals may have tried many approaches after open hostility for years didn’t work….but that is not the correct order of approaching relationships. You don’t beat the dog every day, then bitch when it doesn’t come around after you try being nice to it for a week.

        There have been comments by multiple players after their rookie years saying that their rookie year with the Cardinals sucked, that players treated them like lepers, and that LaRussa treated as if he was annoyed that they were around. Over the last decade LaRussa has been hostile towards many players.

        He may have been a good manager once, but he isn’t anymore. He gets less out of his players that they have talent. You really think this year’s team should have the record it has in the NL central? This team is severely under-performing.

        He’s old and crotchety and he sucks the life out of his teams with his domineering ill will. How many more years of teams that look like they don’t enjoy baseball will it take for you to realize that a major problem the last several years has been the manager?

      • spudchukar - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

        Yeah, that communication thing is going splendidly. Since his move to the hitter-friendly Rogers’ field where most of his ABs have come he has amassed a .220/.356/.602 line (BA, OBP, and OBS), with 1 HR and 12 Ks. And almost all of that production came at the hands of the Orioles, whose pitching staff has crumbled. He may be fitting in with the likes of Snyder, Davis, and Hill. Hey, if those are the numbers you are looking for, “Hail Rasmus”.

      • paperlions - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM

        Yeah, that is what you should base the trade of a young player on….a couple weeks of games right after he was traded for the first time in his career.

        How is that Cardinal CF position working out? Jay has lost 55 pts off of his OPS since then…and that is with LaRussa trying to protect him by holding him out of some matchups. Anytime you think Patterson is a viable alternative, you have a gaping hole in your lineup….and tonight Skip is starting at CF. Wooooooo! And next year they’ll play….who in CF? and have what for trading Rasmus?

        The primary reason the Cardinals have no viable CF option is the manager, the primary reason the MIF has been a mess all year is the manager. I just hope he’s gone before any more promising prospects sniff the majors.

  8. ballou0254 - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Craig Sager’s long lost son?

    • okwhitefalcon - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

      A Craig Sager offspring/Malachi from “Children of the Corn” hybrid.

  9. okwhitefalcon - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Good Lord, it didn’t take long for to disentegrate into an(other) anti TLR diatribe…

    For every rookie who didn’t buy into the program and got exiled there’s plenty who did and succeeded.

    • paperlions - Aug 16, 2011 at 7:49 AM

      Who are these grand success stories? Jay? Descalso? Skip? Craig? None of them is good enough to be an solid regular player, each is a platoon guy or bench player. Who was the last legitimate hitter to come out of the Cardinals system? It was Pujols….since then the next best hitter would be Freese (being generous considering he was acquired from SD), and he can’t stay healthy.

  10. okwhitefalcon - Aug 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    So now you’re narrowing your point blaming the Cards lack of ability to devolop a “legitimate hitter” on LaRussa?

    Who the hell has gone on after a run in with the manager and became “a legitimate hitter” somewhere else?

    How about blaming the fellas drafting?

    God forbid any responsibility be placed upon Luhnow or Mozeilak for drafting players who haven’t devoloped, seeing that is their job – player procurement and DEVELOPMENT.

    Your fallback to every Cardinal inequity is LaRussa, always LaRussa.

    What now, blame TLR for hinderring Yadier Molina?

    Oh ya, he’s an everyday player – widely considered one of the best at his position.

    TLR really fucked him up.

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