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Tony La Russa has a book coming out

Mar 19, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

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What happens when you have a lot of genius about you but you are retired and thus have no one on whom to inflict it?  You write a book, that’s what:

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is ready to look back on his amazing career.
William Morrow announced Monday that “One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season,” is tentatively scheduled to come out this fall. The book will be co-written by Rick Hummel, a longtime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The “ten and a half games back” no doubt refers to the deficit in the wild card the Cardinals had late in the season.  Which means that, in addition to Rick Hummel, the Atlanta Braves should get a co-writing credit.

  1. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    His most shocking revelation: when he made not only made the closer a popular position but made it seem as if it made sense despite all logic and statistical analysis indicating otherwise he was actually winning a bet with L. Ron Hubbard that he could get people to believe in something more stupid than Scientology.

    • Reflex - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      Scientology still takes the cake. Which says a LOT.

    • hittfamily - Mar 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

      Mortimer Duke bet $1 that he was wrong.

  2. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Book title ideas:
    TLR- Staying one step ahead of Chris Hansen
    99 bottles of beer on the wall
    TLR-I told Josh he couldn’t drink like me
    TLR-When did they trade AP?

  3. imaginesuperbowlwin - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I wonder if he throws the Bash Brothers under the bus.

    • okwhitefalcon - Mar 19, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      Maybe Canseco althought the bus ran over him long ago.

  4. garythebat - Mar 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Oooh a TLR thread! Something something DWI. Something something Cardinals are whiners. Am I doing this right?

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Mar 19, 2012 at 8:46 PM

      You forgot how he came out of a three month black out to find out they didnt re-sign AP

  5. garythebat - Mar 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Also, let it go, Craig. Lots of teams sh*t the bed down the stretch. Whereas not a lot of teams come back from the dead to finish on a 23-9 run, then triumph over Goliath in an NLDS, then make their division rivals eat crow in the NLCS, then…well you know the rest. So GTFO with that sour grapes Braves co-writing credit nonsense.

  6. proudlycanadian - Mar 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    I am a bit sleepy as I read this, but did you write that Tony La Russa is coming out this fall?

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