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    Re: Larussa Retiring

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    Actually Mike, you're the one that should give it a rest.

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    Thank you for your advice, RedsZone police guy, but if people are still talking about it, it is a topic worthy of discussion. That said, is there any other threads you want me to comment on or not comment on? You've seemed to have taken well to your new role of pseudo moderator.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Actually Mike, you're the one that should give it a rest.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    I can't believe this is rearing it's head in yet another thread, but here goes.

    The stance of the site admins has conistently been that fans of other teams are welcome so long as they follow the rules,. In fact, there are several prominent RZ members who are fans of other teams and no one gives them trouble, probably because they aren't Cardinal fans.

    So I will say this. Mike is a member of the ORG, meaning he went up for a vote and did well enough that he gained access - which isnt the easiest thing to do. If some of you have a problem with who is and who isn't an ORG member, I encourage you to become more involved in the new member voting process. Maybe that way the polls wouldn't drag on and on due to lackof enough voters.

    But anyway, Mike made it and he's following the rules. If you think he's breaking the rules, by all means report the post in question and we'll look into it. The fact that that hasn't been happening even a little bit tells me that more than likely most of you that are giving him grief just don't like sharing your sandbox with a Cardinal fan. But you're gonna have to deal with it as long as he is abiding by the site's guidelines.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Does Larussa get to manage the NL team at next year's all-star game, or would that honor fall to the next Cardinal manager?
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Does Larussa get to manage the NL team at next year's all-star game, or would that honor fall to the next Cardinal manager?
    hmm... I don't know. If Selig was smart, he would bring LaRussa back as a one time thing.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Francona interviews with Cards:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/72...-cardinals-job

    I would feel ill if Francona went to the Cards.

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    It would be the next Cards manager. I believe the same thing happened with the yankees during the George and Billy days.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Francona interviews with Cards:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/72...-cardinals-job

    I would feel ill if Francona went to the Cards.
    I hope Francona gets the job. I believe it would be beneficial to the Reds.

    I respect Francona but he didn't have much success the last time he was at the helm of a NL Club.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    The AP is reporting that LaRussa will manage the National League squad in this year's All Star game. It's only the second time that a retired manager will lead the game (although I think MLB quibbles since Danny Murtaugh retired after '71, but came back later to manage again). John McGraw was the other, managing the first All Star game in 1933.

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    Re: Larussa Retiring

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    The AP is reporting that LaRussa will manage the National League squad in this year's All Star game. It's only the second time that a retired manager will lead the game (although I think MLB quibbles since Danny Murtaugh retired after '71, but came back later to manage again). John McGraw was the other, managing the first All Star game in 1933.
    I do not agree with this decision. If you are not currently managing the team you took there, then you should not be allowed to manage in the All-Star Game. Kind of makes that home-field advantage thing even dumber when you allow someone to manage one of the squads who is not an active manager.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

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    I do not agree with this decision. If you are not currently managing the team you took there, then you should not be allowed to manage in the All-Star Game. Kind of makes that home-field advantage thing even dumber when you allow someone to manage one of the squads who is not an active manager.
    Regarding your second point, you can't make the "home field" rule anymore idiotic than it is.

    But, as the article notes, it's not without precedent, not to mention from the very first game. Do you really think that LaRussa's going to be half-hearted in his managing? I don't think it's really in his DNA. And, as it should be, it's an honorific, plain & simple. Bigger fish to fry, idiotic "home field" rule notwithstanding.
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    Re: Larussa Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Regarding your second point, you can't make the "home field" rule anymore idiotic than it is.

    But, as the article notes, it's not without precedent, not to mention from the very first game. Do you really think that LaRussa's going to be half-hearted in his managing? I don't think it's really in his DNA. And, as it should be, it's an honorific, plain & simple. Bigger fish to fry, idiotic "home field" rule notwithstanding.
    I think part of it is to give LaRussa an official retirement from baseball. He announced his retirement the day after the parade and took everyone by surprise. It wasn't like Bobby Cox in which everyone knew he was retiring and got his last swan song in all the visiting ball parks he went to. There is some talk that he is going to be bringing Duncan back. It will be nice to see those two reunited one last time. LaRussa gave up 30+ years of his life to the game and should be given this one last opportunity, whether you like him or not.

    Plus managing this game has always been the privaledge of the two champions of the respected league. If the Cardinals influence MLB to allow LaRussa manage the game, who is the league to deny them that opportunity. The Cards and Rangers earned the chance to manage that game.

    Also, this game is going to be in KC. It only makes sense to have him manage this game considering it's across the state from the ballclub he managed for 16+ years. There will be a lot of Cards fans at this year's All Star Game.
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