Lucky Jerry didn't manage like Tony

Mimicking La Russa's moves might've gotten Manuel roasted back in the Big Apple

Updated: April 18, 2010, 2:50 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is viewed as a genius by his team's fan base.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel? Well, let's just leave it as the perception among the Flushing faithful isn't as kind.

So, after an epic 20-inning marathon in which the Mets were no-hit into the sixth inning, the Cardinals used two position players as pitchers, Francisco Rodriguez blew the save in his first opportunity this season, Jose Reyes absolved him by delivering the go-ahead sacrifice ...

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