I started thinking the other day as the World Series began to wind down; Tony La Russa has been doing this an awfully long time. How many other guys realistically remain from my childhood? La Russa was the guy who was in the opposite dugout for my first World Series in 1990 when the Reds swept the Athletics. And that’s when it hit me–he’s probably ready to leave the game of baseball because really; how much more is there going to be for him to do unless he wants to come back and do it all again?
St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa retires [USA Today Daily Pitch]