Tony La Russa takes blame for mix-up
ST. LOUIS -- Manager Tony La Russa is taking full responsibility for the bullpen phone mix-up that dearly cost the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
La Russa says it was entirely his fault that closer Jason Motte wasn't warming up in the eighth inning Monday night in Texas. The Rangers scored twice for a 4-2 win and took a 3-2 edge in the Series.
The teams were off on Tuesday. During an interview session at Busch Stadium, La Russa said he twice called to get Motte ready. ...
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