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HBT Daily: La Russa, Torre and Cox to be inducted on Sunday

Jul 24, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

  1. baberuthslegs - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Cox had to fill in a lineup card each day… with the team he had Alfred E. Neuman could have won some division titles.

  2. SocraticGadfly - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Does pretending not to know which of your players is PEDing help?

  3. moogro - Jul 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Except for Glavine, they’re skinnier than the players.

  4. simon94022 - Jul 24, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    LaRussa deserves his induction. But isn’t it ridiculous that there are no objections from the Anti-PED zealots who refuse to vote for guys like Jeff Bagwell?

    Tony LaRussa was manager of the Bash Brothers teams in Oakland who did more than anyone else to spread PED use in baseball. In St. Louis, he managed Maguire during the 1998 home run race. In both those cases and throughout his career he aggressively defended his players from anyone who even inquired about PED use.

    The notion that Tony did not know, or was an innocent bystander, is not something an intelligent person can believe. So if he is a Hall of Famer (as I think he deserves to be), why not Bonds, Clemens, etc.?

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      Not just LaRussa; I don’t think Torre is totally ignorant of what happened during Yankee days. And Cox managed Sheffield.

  5. patrickbr8374 - Jul 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I’m glad Larussa and Cox and Torre are getting into the Hall…Lets just throw Jeter in there now too…Check out his brothers freestyle rap he made for Jeter…I didn’t know his bro rapped (this is according to TMZ)…

  6. jackbenny1 - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Yes the Hall tends to repudiate PEDs quite often especially here with these selections, especially the Braves. The only question is Tony Larussa, who besides looking the other way on McGwire
    Twice , Conseco ,etc has recently even said PED players should be allowed in Hall. I would say on rare occasion where it can be shown the player earned it before PEDs, though hard to prove, eg Bonds a mere .275 hitter averaging 25 homers befor joining Jints in 1993 and PEDs ..no Hall for him for sure…big success was all PEDs post 1993 >>> http://wheredidyougojoedimaggio1.blogspot.com

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