PHILADELPHIA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) When Tony La Russa invented baseball in 1979, the sports world was a dark and desolate place. Before his arrival, a game which on the surface appeared like baseball was being played primarily in concrete donuts known as mutli-purpose stadiums.
But with LaRussa’s arrival, the game we know today was conceived. “Forget everything you know about the mockery of a sham that passed itself off as something I invented called baseball.” the 66 year old skipper snapped. “If I want to bat my pitcher eighth in the lineup, so be it. If I want have my players eat their post game dinner before the game, who’s gonna stop me? If I want to take my starting pitcher out in the second inning, I’m gonna show him up in front of 44,000 screaming fans.” (more…)