Keeping Up With the Athletes

La Russa Retires on Top
November 1, 2011, 10:13 pm
Filed under: MLB

On Monday, the Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa announced that he will be retiring from  the World Series Champions the St. Louis Cardinals.

“On Monday, three days after receiving the third World Series title of his managing career ,La Russa, announced that he would like to do something different, according to the article in the New York Times.”

Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Source: Bleachernation

“Tony leaves behind a legacy of success that will always be remembered as one of the most successful eras in Cardinals history,” the team chairman, Bill DeWitt Jr. was quoted saying in the article.

La Russa brought in 2,728 victories with his time being a manager, which is the third most victories for a manger according to the article. However, La Russa can move up to second all he needs is 35 more victories to do so.

“I’m aware of the history of the game.But I would not be happy with myself if the reason I came back was to move up one spot. That’s not why you manage,” La Russa said in the New York Times article.


Dugout Drinking?
October 18, 2011, 11:47 pm
Filed under: MLB

It was recently reported by ESPN that players on the Boston Red Sox would drink beer during games. Could this be the reason why they lost the wild-card game? Three players admit to such actions, but say that it wasn’t the reason why they lost the wild-card game.

The three alleged pitchers were Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey. According to reports the three would drink on days they weren’t pitching. They would simply exit the dugout and make their way to the clubhouse, where they would fill their cups with Bud Light, then return back to the dugout where they would drink while watching the game.

A Red Sox employee reported that  “Beckett would come down the stairs from the dugout walking through the corridor to the clubhouse and say ‘it’s about that time.”

Recently Beckett admitted that every once in a while they would have an occasional ninth-inning rally beer. Quickly after that he said that their drinking of beer wasn’t the reason for their losing in September. No matter what the players say people are going to hold this over the team’s head, considering they lost a nine-game lead in the wild-card chase in September. Shortly after lost of the wild-card game Manager Terry Francona walked away and general manager Theo Epstein is reportedly heading to the Cubs. So the real question is what is next for the Red Sox?


Pitcher Josh Beckett is caught in a little controversy

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