Today I talked to a long time friend of mine here in Seattle who also is from St. Louis. We talk sports all the time. Today among other topics we talked about Reds manager Dusty Baker who is upset that two of his players, Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips were left off the MLB All Star Game by former St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa.
My friend told me to do some homework on LaRussa. Check out his past. So I went to Google and found out a lot of VERY interesting articles on the retired manager. And most of them are not good.
LuRussa has been called a racist in the past and even now for leaving two people of color off the All-Star team. Two players by the way who were involved big time in a baseball fight last season between the Reds and Cards. So it is VERY interesting that LaRussa leaves the SAME PLAYERS INVOLVED IN A BIG BRAWL AGAINST HIS TEAM, OFF THE ALL-STAR TEAM? And both of them like I said are people of color.
Tony LaRussa being called a racist is nothing new readers. in 1999 ex player Ron Gant called LaRussa a racist. And others have done the same over the years.
And look at his Cardinal teams in the last few years. Very few African Americans or people of color have been on the Cardinal teams the last few years.
And if you read the link above, LaRussa backs the racist immigration laws in Arizona PLUS he is a Tea Party supporter and has been to Tea Party events. So with this story about Dusty Baker being upset at LaRussa coming out, folks should not be surprised at all about this dude.
Brandon Phillips is a young exciting five tool player who is having a fine season and so is Johnny Cueto. BOTH should have been picked by LuRussa to be on the All-Star team. But after doing my homework on Tony LaRussa I can see why he did what he did to the two Reds players.
LaRussa is a cat who has employed a known steroids user Mark McGwire to a freaking job as the St. Louis hitting coach! McGwire should be at home watching the games and he should not be a hitting coach for ANYONE!!! He is cheater like Barry Bonds and in my strong opinion, like Barry Clemens.
Of course, local sports radio KJR and 710 ESPN have not brought the issue out that Tony LaRussa is racist towards African Americans and people of color. Because they HAVE NOT DONE THEIR HOMEWORK LIKE I HAVE ON TONY LARUSSA!! Why? Because they don’t care. Sports radio here in Seattle has ZERO African Americans or people of color on the air locally. Local host Dave Mahler had a chance to bring this issue up of LaRussa maybe being racist when he brought up Baker’s problems with LaRussa on his show but because he did not do his homework and also the fella he was talking to, Seth Everett also did not do is homework, the issue was quickly dropped.
If you do your homework on Tony LaRussa you will find out that he was a manager who won a lot of games over his long career as a manager. But you will also find out he has had problems with African Americans and people of color and African Americans have taken issue with LaRussa over the years. The stories I found on Google shows me that.
I will follow this story up in a few days with a story on baseball as a whole and the African American players in baseball and the lack of marketing to the African American community. Gordon Curvey