I just talked to a friend of mine who just got back from a cardinals game. He is a friend of Larussa and went out to eat with him. Larussa actually drove him back to the hotel at 1am after eating post game. I don't have any reasons why, but Larussa said that the Reds got hosed in the deal. Nothing earth shattering, but I thought I would share that both the manager and GM of the cardinals think we gave up way too much. He's not the only person who thinks that.
P.S. While at dinner Jimmy Leyland called and Larussa handed the phone over to my buddy who is from Evansville. Leyland was the manager of the tripletts long ago which was a local minor league team. He was big time surprised, but said it was very cool and Jimmy said how he liked the area, etc. Gotta run.