Tony La Russa is Being a Big Baby
Apparently, Tony La Russa has never been to Detroit.
The St. Louis Cardinals manager said Tuesday that the heckling he and his team experienced in Milwaukee during their 8-7, 11-inning victory that night was completely out of control. One fan went as far as to tell him he hoped he would get shingles, which he suffered from for a couple months at the beginning of the season. That's wasn't so nice I guess.
As a result, Miller Park security kicked out several fans near St. Louis’ dugout during the game. La Russa had this to say after the ordeal:
"It’s going way too far when they start cursing your family and the funniest one, the guy’s yelling, 'I hope you get shingles again.' That’s just stupid. But when you watch and you ignore our guy get drilled when the other guy gets a little stinger, it’s irritating. That’s what all these idiots up there -- not idiots -- fans are yelling. I don’t want to even hear about Braun getting a little pop in the back when we almost lose [Pujols] in several ways."
Furthermore, La Russa got his panties all up in a bunch over some comments made by Brewers TV analyst and former catcher Bill Schroeder, who referred to the situation as "bush league" when discussing the inning. However, he claims he was not directing the comment toward the skipper, who he spoke to via phone the next morning.
The Brewers went on to beat the Cards 10-5 Wednesday. So there.