The Daily News says Tony La Russa is a viable candidate to replace Joe Torre. The Post says he’s not interested.
Tony La Russa?
Talking about spitting in the face of Don Mattingly.
Meanwhile, it’s hard to imagine a worse candidate than La Russa, an overly sensitive control freak and steroids apologist who thinks boorish Bobby Knight is good company. By all accounts, he lost the clubhouse in St. Louis this season.
This is a guy who yelled at a reporter from the St. Louis paper and nearly got into a physical confrontation with him because of a poem the paper published making fun of the Cubs.
Not his team, the Cubs. A poem. Sure, bring him to New York. We only have eight papers and everybody writes nice things all the time.
If the idea is to start over, La Russa would be an excellent choice. Because half the players will be lining up to looking to start over someplace else. So would the GM.