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Tony La Russa to get $2.5 million a year to … do something

Mar 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

If hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen had been the successful bidder for the Dodgers, Tony La Russa was going to be the team president. That didn’t happen, though, so La Russa needs something to do. He got it:

“Special Advisor” is pretty vague, so what, exactly, he’ll be doing is an open question.  I suppose it’s still possible that he could take Joe Torre’s old job of disciplinarian (Torre will have different duties in his new position with MLB).  But whatever the case, a salary of $2.5 million strikes me as really high for some amorphous ambassador gig.  Torre, for example, makes $2 million.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    How is he going to show his aggravation without having a pitcher intentionally hit someone?

    10 bucks says he hires an ex-pitcher to stand in the corner in case Torre makes a overhead desigin that makes La Russa…disappointed.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Wow, I meant “overhead decision.”


  2. okwhitefalcon - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Countdown until predictable TLR under the influence post…

    • ajcardsfan - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      TLR = George Jones of Baseball. Not a fan of drinking and driving, but I still like both of the guys in spite of their faults

  3. rooney24 - Mar 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Maybe he can be Josh Hamilton’s sobriety coach…,….wait,…..never mind.

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