Tony La Russa combined old and new
The past 33 years of baseball can be summed up in retiring manager's career
There's a certain poetic justice to Tony La Russa's decision to retire after winning the World Series with a team that had no business winning one. There aren't many gaps in the man's résumé, but his third title filled one. He won when he should have won (1989), he lost when he should have won ('88 and '90), and now he's decided to walk away after a season in which he won the World Series in the most improbable manner. You could say 2011 cemented a legacy that dried and hardened years ...
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TONY LA RUSSA RETIRES
After 33 years as a manager -- the last 16 with the Cardinals -- in the major leagues, Tony La Russa announced his retirement on Monday.