Tony La Russa's No. 10 retired

Updated: May 12, 2012, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa's first reaction to the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to retire his No. 10 jersey was one word: "Incredulous." After all, it's only been a little more than six months since the World Series parade.

"It's not something you think about, or expect," La Russa said.

But one of his former players thought a mid-May tribute was a bit tardy.

Pitcher Dave Stewart, one of the horses of La Russa's rotations in Oakland, said during a ceremony prior to the Braves-Cardinals ...

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