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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    This helps the Reds.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Disgusted me as a fan of a rival, but as much as I dislike(d) him, dude knew how to get a whole lot outta his players.

    HOF'er, but doesn't mean I have to like him

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    If I were in his shoes I would retire, too. It will be impossible to top the run his team made the past several months. The man is the definition of a Hall of Fame manager. I won't miss him but I will always appreciate what he accomplished.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    I wonder how this effects Pujols.

    And most Cardinal fans I know are celebrating this, almost as much as they are celebrating their Championship.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I wonder how this effects Pujols.

    And most Cardinal fans I know are celebrating this, almost as much as they are celebrating their Championship.
    Lots of Cardinals fans did not like him at all and it will be interesting to see if that tune changes pretty quickly next season.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Lots of Cardinals fans did not like him at all and it will be interesting to see if that tune changes pretty quickly next season.
    The Cardinals fanbase is split half and half on LaRussa. You either love him or hate him...few are in the middle. I really don't think that the ones who hate him will ever change their mind. They have 16 years fo reasons for hating him. If the Cardianls lose next year, then they will jsut dislike the new manager as well. I doubt it will change their opinion of LaRussa if 2 World Championships haven't already changed their minds.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I wonder how this effects Pujols.

    And most Cardinal fans I know are celebrating this, almost as much as they are celebrating their Championship.
    If so, they shouldn't be. I was never a fan of LaRussa but he was a Hall of Fame manager. My gosh, he ranks third on the all time wins list, and would have passed John McGraw for second had he returned next year, and really Connie Mack is only in first place because he was also the A's owner.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I wonder how this effects Pujols.

    And most Cardinal fans I know are celebrating this, almost as much as they are celebrating their Championship.
    I wonder how this effects Duncan. His influence extends to an entire pitching staff. I know he's got one more year on his contract but as a Reds fan I'd love to see Duncan move on

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Wonder what, if anything, this will mean for Pujols?
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Wonder what, if anything, this will mean for Pujols?
    Doesn't change anything... Pujols calls his own hit-and-run's.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Familiarity breeds contempt, I'm sure. Cards fans will be emptying the seats soon enough, once the winning slows down. Look at August, their crowds were dwindling even then. "Best fans in baseball."
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Color me suprised.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Looking forward to the shorter games (timewise) against the Cards.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Good riddance.
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