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    Tony LaRussa arrested...

    on suspicion of DUI.
    Updated: March 22, 2007, 9:00 AM ET
    Cardinals manager arrested for DUI in Florida


    JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was arrested early Thursday and charged with misdemeanor DUI after he was found asleep at the wheel in his running SUV at a green light.


    La Russa's SUV was stopped at a light that, according to police, went through two cycles of green. A driver behind La Russa had to go around his vehicle, police said.

    Police found La Russa slumped over in the driver's seat of the running SUV. The manager of the world champion Cardinals had his foot on the brake and did not respond to knocks on the window, police said. He finally woke up and parked the car.


    Police said they noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, and a field sobriety test was conducted.

    The 62-year-old LaRussa was sent to the Palm Beach County Jail around 4 a.m., according to the jail's Web site. La Russa provided breath samples, which measured at a .093 blood alcohol level, police said. The legal limit for drivers in Florida is 0.08.

    Police didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

    The Cardinals play spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Mike & Mike on ESPN have been talking about it. Apparently found asleep at the wheel, at a red light, with his foot on the brake. If this is true, he is very lucky no one, including himself, was killed or hurt very badly.
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    That is one big EEEE-YOUCh!
    Not really something a team wants to see as it prepares to go into the regular season.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Maybe he can represent himself in court.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING!

    Good grief.. especially athletes who are looked apon by the younger generation as role models. Go out.. have a good time but get a designated driver or a cab.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    MLB should give him a firm and public punishment...this isn't like the bullpen coach from the Royals getting arrested.

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    Part of me wants to laugh and make fun of this pompous donkey...but this is serious...I'm glad no one was killed and I genuinely hope this isn't a sign of a larger problem in his life, but rather a very, very poor judgement on his part...


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    Oooops! A little tarnish on the ring already. I'm sure there are people on the Cardinals board calling for his head. Where would LaRussa be at 4 AM? That's what I can't figure out?
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Actually a .093 blood level isn't that bad. It used to be that you needed a .10 level to be considered drunk.

    A .093 is probably about 3 beers for someone his size. He probably fell asleep because it was 4 AM.
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    What will George Grande think?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Quote Originally Posted by BigKlu View Post
    What will George Grande think?

    George is just hoping Jim Edmonds gets arrested so he can give him a conjical visit.
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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    haha

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    George is just hoping Jim Edmonds gets arrested so he can give him a conjical visit.
    Ohhhh, I think I am going to be sick...
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    George is just hoping Jim Edmonds gets arrested so he can give him a conjical visit.
    Suddenly, I have this very disturbed version of the "visit" scene from Midnight Express.

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    Re: Tony LaRussa arrested...

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Actually a .093 blood level isn't that bad. It used to be that you needed a .10 level to be considered drunk.
    Yeah, and cigarette companies used to tout their products as healthy.

    So he was drunk *and* narcoleptic behind the wheel? Lovely.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.


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