Skipper 'disappointed' Kennedy skipped Winter Warmup

Updated: January 22, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is annoyed that second baseman Adam Kennedy skipped the team's annual Winter Warmup fan fest.

"I'm disappointed he's not here," La Russa said. "This is a statement we make to our fans: 'Thanks for coming out,' and he's not here."

La Russa said Kennedy owed it to the team, especially after the manager stuck with Kennedy for so long despite his struggles on offense. Kennedy, who signed a three-year deal with St. Louis before last season, ...

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