Tony LaRussa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday morning.
Parenthetically, Terry Francona’s cell phone blew up minutes after the LaRussa announcement with calls from the ’314′.
Just kidding…but perhaps not a bad idea.
Aside from wondering who their next manager might be, the more pressing question for Cardinals fans is whether Mr. LaRussa’s decision will have any impact on where Albert Pujols signs now that he has declared for free agency.
For whatever consolation its worth, it is my educated opinion that Mr. Pujols stays in St Louis…provided that the Cardinals make an offer that’s competitive with Albert’s next best alternative.