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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Red Sox pitcher finds Tony La Russa’s lost World Series ring in surprising place

[Insert joke concerning 2004 World Series here]

Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa has enough rings from his baseball career to nearly fill one hand. He was a three-time World Series champion as a manager, winning one with the Oakland Athletics in 1989 and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals during the early 2000s. Of course, his Hall of Fame induction in 2014 came with a ring too, bringing his total to four.

As we learned on Friday, it can be a chore to keep track of that much precious jewelry. Though the place where La Russa essentially lost one of his Cardinals World Series rings was pretty shocking.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly took to Twitter Friday afternoon to reveal La Russa’s World Series ring was actually wedged inside his glove.

QLE Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:36 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: count da ringz, joe kelly, red sox, tony la russa

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   1. #6bid Posted: August 04, 2018 at 12:39 PM (#5720884)
"early 2000s", was this article written in the year 2180?
   2. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: August 04, 2018 at 12:44 PM (#5720888)
We still don't have a good way to describe the decade from 2001-2010.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 04, 2018 at 12:55 PM (#5720891)
"No, Joe. You're only supposed to Count your own Ringzzz."
   4. #6bid Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5720894)
We still don't have a good way to describe the decade from 2001-2010.


"The first decade of the 21st century", but I guess no one is going to write or read all that and we'll have to wait until its emoji is created.
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:20 PM (#5720902)
You Won't BELIEVE What Happens Next!
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:24 PM (#5720904)
From the headline, I was pretty sure it would involve an orifice. I’m glad i was wrong.
   7. perros Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:27 PM (#5720905)
"Glove" is Kelly's euphemism for where the sun don't shine.

We still don't have a good way to describe the decade from 2001-2010.


The aughties.
   8. salvomania Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:44 PM (#5720912)
I once lost my wedding trip sometime during a cross-country road trip.

After the trip, I looked through photos taken during the trip to see if I could determine roughly at what point I lost the ring.

I was able to find out that I had it before a visit to my cousin's family in Ohio, and that it was gone sometime after the visit.

I remembered that a bunch of us were playing catch at my cousin's (I had brought my mitt), and sure enough, the ring was in the mitt.
   9. Greg Pope Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:49 PM (#5720915)
We still don't have a good way to describe the decade from 2001-2010.

I think most people have settled on "The 2000's" for that decade. And "The 2010's" for the current decade.

The question is, of course, the next decade, because there already is a decade commonly called "The 20's". I'm betting the trend continues and it's just "The 2020's".

EDIT: Obviously this author is using "The 2000's" as the whole century, but I think he's in the minority.
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: August 04, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5720921)
I think most people have settled on "The 2000's" for that decade.


I thought it was the aughts.

And "The 2010's" for the current decade.


Why isn't it the teens?

The question is, of course, the next decade, because there already is a decade commonly called "The 20's". I'm betting the trend continues and it's just "The 2020's"


I don't think they should get to keep it. After a 100 years, those flappers and prohibitionists and Klansmen really ought to relinquish their grip on the name.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 04, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5720933)
I read this in a Gene Rayburn voice: Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly took to Twitter Friday afternoon to reveal La Russa’s World Series ring was actually wedged inside his BLANK.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: August 04, 2018 at 02:30 PM (#5720941)

I read this in a Gene Rayburn voice: Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly took to Twitter Friday afternoon to reveal La Russa’s World Series ring was actually wedged inside his BLANK.


So who's going to trot out his Charles Nelson Reilly voice in response?
   13. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 04, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5721021)
The Naughties
The Tens

2010-2019 shouldn’t be the teens because there are non-teen years in there.
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: August 04, 2018 at 05:39 PM (#5721024)
2010-2019 shouldn’t be the teens because there are non-teen years in there.


There are nine non-tens in there as well.
   15. eric Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5721082)
The teens (and, you know, tweens)
   16. villageidiom Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5721148)
I read this in a Gene Rayburn voice: Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly took to Twitter Friday afternoon to reveal La Russa’s World Series ring was actually wedged inside his BLANK.
So who's going to trot out his Charles Nelson Reilly voice in response?

[CNR voice]Inside his equipment sack.[/CNR voice]
   17. villageidiom Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5721151)
[Brett Somers voice]Well I think this is a match: I said "In a can of chewing tobacco he had stashed in the back of his glove next to the Vaseline and a bag of sunflower seeds."[/Brett Somers voice]
   18. villageidiom Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5721154)
[Nipsey Russell voice]
The game was about to begin;
LaRussa's first pitch was thrown in.
His ring disappeared
but not lost as he feared; (shows card)
Joe Kelly's glove had it therein.
[/Nipsey Russell voice]
   19. villageidiom Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5721156)
[Richard Dawson voice]
(blank stare)
(longer blank stare)
(shows card)
GLOVE
[/Richard Dawson voice]
   20. villageidiom Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:35 PM (#5721158)
[Sandy Duncan voice]Inside his jockstrap?
(crowd boos)
Don't baseball players wear those? Am I right?
[/Sandy Duncan voice]
   21. Tom T Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5721177)
Oh my god...I am old. I know everyone of those voices and can visualize their mannerisms. Curse you all....
   22. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:16 AM (#5721201)
Patti Deutsch weighs in, revealing that she knows nothing about baseball and just went for a cheap joke.
   23. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:18 AM (#5721202)
And here's Dawson, smutty as ever.

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