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Thursday, October 06, 2011

La Russa insulted about ‘whining’ label give to his players

We will tell no whine before its 4:07 p.m time! (hiccup)

Sensitive to characterizations of his players as “whining” over visibility issues during Game 3 Tuesday afternoon, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa used blunt language to admonish media members for their presentation of the issue.

...Clearly irritated by media blowback, La Russa suggested his players were either baited into their criticism or were wrongly criticized for raising what amounts to a safety issue.

“If you don’t answer the question, then you’re not cooperative. If you do answer the question, you come out like excuse-makers,” La Russa asserted. “That really (angers me). If there’s one thing this team is not it is excuse-makers. ... The only thing that can not be ignored, it can be dangerous.”

He later added, “Anyone who would accuse this team of whining has not been around it. That’s an insult to me and to them.”

Repoz Posted: October 06, 2011 at 09:36 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: October 06, 2011 at 10:53 AM (#3953194)
Whining about the whining label now. TLR has taken his whining meta.
   2. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: October 06, 2011 at 11:35 AM (#3953208)
“Anyone who would accuse this team of whining has not been around it. That’s an insult to me and to them.”


Wasn't that the precise intent?
   3. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: October 06, 2011 at 11:40 AM (#3953212)
Wasn't that the precise intent?

What does he think of the people that call him an arrogant, steroid pushing, sanctimonious drunk?
   4. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 06, 2011 at 11:50 AM (#3953222)
Tony clearly feels confident about Game 5. Otherwise, he wouldn't be picking this fight. Got his dander up
   5. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: October 06, 2011 at 11:56 AM (#3953228)
Sensitive to characterizations of his players as “whining” over visibility issues during Game 3 Tuesday afternoon, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa used blunt language to admonish media members for their presentation of the issue.

They learnt it from YOU!
   6. TDF, trained monkey Posted: October 06, 2011 at 12:22 PM (#3953238)
La Russa insulted about ‘whining’ label give to his players
Ya know, I was insulted because people called me fat; then I looked in the mirror, and I started going to the gym.
   7. depletion Posted: October 06, 2011 at 12:45 PM (#3953248)
"Remember at Gallo, we will sell no wine, unless you pay for it."
- Johnny Carson -
   8. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:10 PM (#3953260)
“If you don’t answer the question, then you’re not cooperative. If you do answer the question, you come out like excuse-makers,”


LaRussa and the Cards do seem to whine more than most but this is a valid point on his part. It really is a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. The only other option is to give the Bull Durham non-answer answer and then people complain that you aren't interesting enough.
   9. slothinator Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:51 PM (#3953431)
"Rosebud....."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH1PJTY9AVA

(obligatory Orson Welles reference)
   10. phatj Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:54 PM (#3953434)
#8, it wouldn't be that hard to answer the question honestly yet not come across as whining. You could say "sure, the shadows make it hard to see the ball sometimes, but both teams have to deal with it."
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:59 PM (#3953444)
This whiny attitude goes back to Whitey Herzog. Remember how he whined in the '85 Series? Carried over to Game 7.

Clearly why Joe Torre did not succeed in St. Louis was he did not whine nearly enough. He could learn a thing or two from Whitey and TLR.
   12. Greg Schuler Posted: October 06, 2011 at 04:00 PM (#3953446)
TLR has taken his whining meta.


Cool, cool, cool.
   13. Metman died today. Or yesterday maybe, Posted: October 06, 2011 at 04:54 PM (#3953499)
He whined on national TV to the broadcasting crew about the strike zone, ffs.
   14. phredbird Posted: October 06, 2011 at 05:22 PM (#3953541)
Remember how he whined in the '85 Series?


because he was SCREWED out of a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ####### ############ ##########!!1!!1!!

um ...

anyway ... when i was just out of school, i went to dallas to try to get a job in some ad agency -- i didn't know any better -- turns out their creative director had worked on the gallo campaign with orson welles. he had these tapes of welles going through take after take, being a complete curmudgeon, blowing lines, b!tching about the dialogue etc. ... it was pretty wild.
   15. 'Spos Posted: October 06, 2011 at 07:14 PM (#3953710)
If you google Youtube + Orson Welles there are quite a few out takes... I've always loved the Frozen Peas one.
   16. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: October 07, 2011 at 01:53 PM (#3954949)
More whining from the Drunken Cheater. Heard this song before.
   17. Morty Causa Posted: October 07, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3955315)
There you have Orson Welles's tragic flaw--he couldn't even take a commercial lightly. He was in a TV production of The Man Who Came to Dinner in the early '70's (I think it was) and he was completely miscast--totally unfunny. You would have thought he would have had Sheridan Whiteside in his pocket, but, no, he had no sense of screwball absurd. No feeling for it. However, I bet those outtakes mentioned above would make great promotions for Gallo. Essentially, except for moments of respite, Welles's entire career as a director rests on outtakes. He, more or less, especially in the latter half of his career, but even earlier, never got beyond the outtake stage. It's wonder he has the standing he does (which is mostly deserved), considering the raw unfinished quality of much of his stuff.
   18. depletion Posted: October 08, 2011 at 01:53 AM (#3956235)
The fake "More Drunk Orson Welles Outtakes" linked to after playing the above video is wicked wicked funny.

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