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Daily Madden: Why Tony La Russa Missed Coaching

Former Cardinals and A’s manager Tony La Russa has been named ‘Chief Baseball Officer’ by the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks. “I texted Tony and I got an interesting response,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning […]


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KCBS Sports Fans: Revisiting Tony La Russa’s Legacy

The whole notion of “going out on top” sounds good, but it doesn’t happen often enough. Too many athletes, coaches, and managers stick around hoping for one more trip to the top of the hill–one that seldom comes.


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Cardinals’ Shelby Miller Shows True Ace Upside

If Shelby Miller reaches his potential, he’ll be just another superstar to come up through the Cardinals’ ranks.


Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a home run by Hunter Pence #8 in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on September 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: La Russa Likes Posey, Cabrera For MVPs

To former A’s and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, playing for a pennant contender can be the tipping point in picking an MVP.


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Explaining Cain Starting Over Dickey At All-Star Game

Tony LaRussa announced that Giants ace Matt Cain and not Mets star R.A. Dickey will be starting the 2012 All-Star Game for the National League. It is a controversial decision both statistically and emotionally and in terms of the entertainment quality of the game.


Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Is Torre’s Departure An Opportunity For La Russa?

Joe Torre resigned from his executive vice president position with Major League Baseball Wednesday to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Albert Pujols participates in a parade celebrating the St. Louis Cardinals' 11th World Series championship. (Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Pujols Says Goodbye To St. Louis

Three time National League MVP Albert Pujols is leaving the St. Louis Cardinals for the Los Angeles Angels.


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Daily Madden: Tony La Russa Goes Out On Top

John Madden says St. Lous Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is definitely ending his baseball career on a high note.


David Murphy, Mike Napoli, Neftali Feliz and Michael Young of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 during Game Five of the MLB World Series. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Rangers Deserve More Credit

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said an eighth-inning bullpen mix-up led to the wrong pitcher throwing to Texas hitter Mike Napoli, who blasted a two run double to give the Rangers the lead in game five of the World Series.


Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after his bottom of the twelveth inning walk off home run against the New York Yankees during the game at Tropicana Field. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Baseball’s Night To Remember

Thanks to late season collapses by the Red Sox and the Braves, and their own victories on the last day of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays squeaked into the playoffs Wednesday night.