Sunday, May 12, 2013
La Russa's plans
By Jason Catania
The last time Tony La Russa was in a big league dugout as manager was the All-Star Game in Kansas City last July. Could the longtime bench boss make a comeback?
Signs are pointing to no, according to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch.
Strauss spoke with La Russa, who said, "I've had plenty of time to miss it and get back if I wanted that. I don't."
Still, La Russa, who'll be 69 in October, continues to be mentioned every time a vacancy comes up or a manager is considered to be on the hot seat. And why not, considering he has only the third-most managerial wins in baseball history at 2,728 -- only 35 behind Hall of Famer John McGraw.
It seems, for now, La Russa is satisfied with the fact that the final time he managed a game that counted, his 2011 Cardinals club won it all at Busch Stadium.
So even with rumors of managerial changes potentially coming to the Angels (Mike Scioscia), Dodgers (Don Mattingly) and Phillies (Charlie Manuel), La Russa might not be in the mix.