Tony La Russa's new spring objective
February, 22, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesTony La Russa won't be donning a cap this spring, but he's still around the game.LAKELAND, Fla. -- Some first impressions from spring training:
1. Tony La Russa looked incredibly relaxed as he chatted in Tigers manager Jim Leyland's office on Tuesday, leaning back in a chair and trading verbal jabs with his longtime friend. La Russa is essentially a baseball lifer and arguably the greatest manager of all-time, but there has not been a day, he indicated, when he has regretted his decision to retire. "I'm not missing the baseball side yet," La Russa said.