Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa had a really bad game the other night. No need to go into it here, but suffice it to say that his managing was ludicrous.
He’s attempted to explain this all away, or at least some of it, by saying that the phone to the bullpen was fucked up. Whether one believes that or not, Roger Angell’s discussion of LaRussa’s latest comment is notable to me mainly for its non-baseball content:
In an informal press conference early this morning, while feeding the clustering denizens of his Himalayan Marmot ranch in Alton, Illinois, Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa offered further explanation of his notorious relief-pitcher mixup in the late innings of Monday’s Game Five of the World Series, which may have led to a go-ahead late two-run rally by the Texas Rangers, and their 4-2 victory. “Probably you won’t believe this,” La Russa said, “but just listen.”
Tony LaRussa has a Himalayan Marmot ranch? What?
I always knew the guy was stark raving insane, but this proves it. Why the hell does he have a Himalayan Marmot ranch? Sure, these dudes are pretty cute, but they also apparently happen to be able to carry Plague.
And what do you think Tony does with said Himalayan Marmots? Never mind, I don’t want to know.