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Hit by Ball in the Face, Pitcher to Need Surgery

Chris Bassitt fell to the ground but remained conscious

(Newser) - Oakland A's pitcher Chris Bassitt will need surgery to repair a cheek fracture after being struck in the face by a line drive Tuesday night. In the second inning in Chicago, Brian Goodwin of the White Sox hit a pitch from Bassitt right back up the middle, measured at...

Cardinals' Tony LaRussa: I'm Retiring

Manager announces retirement days after World Series win

(Newser) - If you’re going to retire, there may be no sweeter time to do it than three days after winning the World Series: “I think this just feels like it's time to end it,” said St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa today, as he announced his...

Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5
Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5
World Series

Bullpen Phone Screwup Costs Cardinals Game 5

La Russa's calls went unheeded thanks to loud crowd

(Newser) - Nobody loves working pitching matchups like Tony La Russa, so it was a bit surprising when he let lefty Marc Rzepczynski in to pitch to Mike Napoli with the bases loaded last night. Napoli knocked a double off him, scoring what would be the two winning runs. But what happened...

McGwire Back in Baseball, as Cardinals Hitting Coach
McGwire Back in Baseball,
as Cardinals Hitting Coach
A SHOT FOR THE OFFENSE

McGwire Back in Baseball, as Cardinals Hitting Coach

La Russa brings former star aboard, says steroids questions fair game

(Newser) - Mark McGwire is back in baseball, hired by old pal Tony La Russa to be the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach. La Russa managed McGwire with the Oakland Athletics, then with St. Louis. McGwire was not at today's news conference, but La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak said there...

Obama to Throw Out 1st Pitch at All-Star Game

(Newser) - President Obama will toss the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14, Major League Baseball announced yesterday. He’ll be the fourth president to do so, following John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, and the seventh to attend the game. He’s also got some...

Twitter: 'Verified Accounts' Will Stop Imposters

But co-founder slams La Russa suit, vows to battle in court

(Newser) - Twitter came out swinging today against St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, calling his lawsuit against the company "an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous," CNET reports. Co-founder Biz Stone also denied reports that Twitter had settled the suit, in which La Russa claimed...

Cards' La Russa Sues Twitter
 Cards' La Russa Sues Twitter 

Cards' La Russa Sues Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter's in trouble again for another celebrity impersonator. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the site after someone tweeted off-color remarks under his name and likeness, reports Mashable. His lawsuit charges trademark infringement and says La Russa suffered "emotional distress" and damage to his reputation. Two...

Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Nationals

Wainwright pitches 8 solid innings as St. Louis goes to 4-1

(Newser) - Adam Wainwright completed a dominating first time around for the St. Louis Cardinals' injury-depleted rotation, working eight strong innings in a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals today. Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs and Wainwright also drove in a run from the eighth spot in the lineup,...

New GM in the Cards: Mozeliak
New GM in the Cards: Mozeliak

New GM in the Cards: Mozeliak

St. Louis promotes from within after ousting Jocketty; outsiders wanted more control

(Newser) - After having forced out Walt Jocketty, St. Louis hired his protege, John Mozeliak, as their new general manager, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The move surprised some in the industry who expected 33-year-old Mark Antonetti, assistant general manager with Cleveland, to take the job. Antonetti apparently differed with the Cardinals...

La Russa Re-Signs with Cardinals
La Russa Re-Signs with Cardinals

La Russa Re-Signs with Cardinals

Winningest manager in team history gets two-season deal

(Newser) - Tony La Russa, Cardinals manager for the past twelve years, will stick around for two more, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A disappointing 78-84 season to cap his previous three-year deal, plus instability at general manager, had the four-time Manager of the Year initially uncertain as to whether he'd return.

Cardinals Hold Their Breath Over La Russa

Will he stay in St. Louis, or could he be headed to New York?

(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...

Hits Keep Coming for St. Louis
Hits Keep Coming for
St. Louis

Hits Keep Coming for St. Louis

Slumping Cards tie record with 10 straight hits, beat Padres 10-5

(Newser) - The Cardinals bested the Padres 10 runs to 5 last night at Busch Stadium—and all 10 of those runs were in the 5th. St. Louis tied a major league record with 10 straight hits in the inning, beginning with a single from pitcher Braden Looper, forcing an early trip...

Tigers Get Some Revenge
Tigers Get Some Revenge

Tigers Get Some Revenge

Detroit takes small satisfaction in sweep of struggling St. Louis

(Newser) - Behind eight solid innings from Justin Verlander, the Tigers finished a sweep of the swooning Cardinals, who at nine games under .500 reside near the basement of the hapless NL Central. St. Louis had taken the World Series from Detroit last year, 4-1, and the Tigers acknowledged that their revenge...

LaRussa Asleep At the Wheel
LaRussa Asleep At the Wheel

LaRussa Asleep At the Wheel

St. Louis Cardinals manager arrested on drunk driving charges

(Newser) - St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was picked up for DWI around midnight Thursday, when Jupiter, Fla., police found his SUV running at a stop light, with La Russa asleep at the wheel. La Russa blew a. 0.093, above Florida’s limit of 0.08.

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