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Tony La Russa's 'House of Horrors'

Cards manager blames himself for 8th-inning bullpen debacle in World Series Game 5

Updated: October 26, 2011, 11:52 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- It was The Day After, and Tony La Russa needed more than just a clear phone line.

It was the day after one of the most painful losses of his 35-year managerial career, and he spent much of it dodging the 12 billion follow-up questions being fired his way. So the heck with a phone line. The guy practically needed a lawyer.

In baseball, there are always questions, and there are always answers, and there are always reasons that somebody wins and somebody loses. That ...

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