Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tony La Russa not interested in managing

With Dusty Baker out as manager of the Reds, the rumor mill has been swirling with names of potential candidates who may replace him.

One of those names who immediately surfaced was former longtime St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. Given his long and successful run with general manager Walt Jocketty in St. Louis, many believed Jocketty might give La Russa a call to see if he was interested in reuniting in Cincinnati. However, that doesn't seem like it's going to happen.

La Russa has since stated that he has no desire to manage, again.

“Walt's had more than enough of me,” said La Russa, who celebrated his 69th birthday Friday. “In fact, I talked to him today and told him that and he said, ‘You're right. I agree.'”

La Russa currently serves as a special consultant to Commissioner Bud Selig. And he added that if he ever took another job in baseball, it will be as an executive, not as a manager.

“I miss the winning and losing, but I'm really pleased that I'm allowed to stay close to the game,” La Russa said. “If I ever got back to the winning and losing, it would be upstairs. It wouldn't be on the field.”

Via CBS Sports

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