Last night, the St. Louis Cardinals blew a 9th inning lead to the Texas Rangers, which evened the World Series at 1-1. In that fateful 9th, with runners on but no runs yet in, La Russa pulled closer Jason Motte from the game despite Motte’s ridiculous track record this postseason. It left La Russa open to criticism, and he isn’t the only one. Albert Pujols is also taking heat from the media for not hanging around afterwards to face the music for his 9th inning error.
But who cares about all that? I just stumbled upon (hat tip to Deadspin) a video of a decades-old appearance that Tony La Russa made on the game show “To Tell The Truth”. So quit second-guessing the tinkering, feline-loving La Russa and take a few moments to watch this video, shot way back in the days when La Russa was mixing up his mad baseball chemistry on the South Side.
Okay, now feel free to return to regularly scheduled second-guessing of La Russa.