A GM meetings primer
Nov10

A GM meetings primer

The MLB general managers meetings are held this week in Arizona.  We know what the winter meetings, held in December are.  But what gets done at the GM meetings?  They’re not just an excuse for 30 overpaid (mostly) white dudes to play golf in the desert, drink beer on the MLB’s dime and try not to catch the clap from any hookers. Or are they? Of course not.  There is serious business to be done at these meetings.  For...

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The Genius goes to work
Mar30

The Genius goes to work

Major League Baseball has officially hired recently retired Tony LaRussa as a “special advisor.”  LaRussa will be paid $2.5 million to handle “special projects” and will not have to hang out in the New York MLB offices. Pretty amazing that the biggest perpetuator of the baseball steroid era now is officially on the payroll of the league office.  Wait, it’s not amazing.  It’s baseball.  This kind of...

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Hope Tony gets a ride to the park

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Genius loves to banter
Apr08

Genius loves to banter

Nobody, it would seem, is better equipped to spar with the media after games than The Genius in St. Louis.  Tony LaRussa is a bona fide lawyer.  The man studied how to argue.  And so, you’d expect that he’d enjoy the give and take that you get in a postgame press conference. When you factor in that the St. Louis media are such lapdogs that Tony, the noted animal lover that he is, has seen to it that each of them be spayed...

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Boom.  Roasted.
Jan27

Boom. Roasted.

Tuesday night some of Tony LaRussa’s friends got together and roasted him for charity.  Now that seems like a good idea.  Who better than to take pot shots at than a self-important, overrated douche like Tony LaRussa, right? The problem is that when you assemble a humorless band of dopes like Bob Knight, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Leyland and Steve Kline, what you really end up with is just a long line of suck. You have to watch...

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