Cardinals Hold Their Breath Over La Russa

Will he stay in St. Louis, or could he be headed to New York?
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2007 5:47 AM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa applauds as he stands next to the World Series trophy as members of the Cardinals receive their championship rings during a ceremony before the Cardinals baseball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tony La Russa is still mum on whether he will return to the St. Louis Cardinals for a 13th season, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. While the third-winningest manager in baseball history discusses his plans with his family, Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt is becoming more antsy, and emphasizing that the decision process is "not open-ended."

La Russa has said that he does want to manage somewhere, but his options beyond St. Louis may be limited. The hapless Pirates need a manager, and the Yankees may, if George Steinbrenner makes good on his promise to sack Joe Torre. DeWitt is also looking for a general manager for the Cardinals after firing Walt Jocketty last week.