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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tony La Russa shakes maracas for Carlos Santana

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¡Oye como va! It’s not hard to make out the blurry figure with his arms raised behind the percussionst. That’s St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa providing a little backup for legendary musician Carlos Santana at a recent show.

Citizen Ben Weixlmann thought that some might not believe him, so he tweeted a photo of La Russa, (pretty much) plain as day on stage at the historic Fox Theatre in St. Louis during Santana’s concert Tuesday night. La Russa reportedly scooted over there after his postgame media session at Busch Stadium concluded.

And there he is, just like the ocean under the moon! He’s even smiling, which is not something you usually see from The Genius.

Repoz Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:04 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3919726)
Who else's first thought was "Wait, Yadier is pretty good - and isn't he still signed for another year?"
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:21 PM (#3919733)
He then complained the concert started at 9pm rather than at 8:30 like the ticket stated.
   3. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:34 PM (#3919745)
He also swapped out the drummer twice during a particularly long rendition of "Black Magic Woman."
   4. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3919756)
He's filing an official protest with the concert promoter for the spotlight being brighter on Carlos.
   5. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3919758)
Tony LaRussa is shaking his maracas and Joe Morgan is leading the chicken dance. What is the world coming to?
   6. Rally Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:55 PM (#3919765)
Saw the headline and had a few confusing thoughts.

1. Is he taunting Carlos? Seems a strange way to taunt an opposing player
2. Interleague play is over. How are the Cards playing the Indians?
   7. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 08, 2011 at 08:58 PM (#3919770)
The drummer's platform was also the incorrect height, Tony noted.
   8. asdf1234 Posted: September 08, 2011 at 09:21 PM (#3919791)
If it had been the case of TLR lobbying for the acquisition of the 25-year-old catcher (guffaw, snort, chortle), this would be one of the more memorably offensive headlines of the year.
   9. A triple short of the cycle Posted: September 08, 2011 at 10:09 PM (#3919823)
LaRussa may be an uptight ####### of a baseball manager, but he does have some commendable other interests. He's also into ballet and the SPCA if I remember right.
   10. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: September 08, 2011 at 10:19 PM (#3919833)
"I threw two maracas in there real good just to send a message," La Russa said, raising his voice. "If Carlos ducks them, it's all over and I don't hit him."
   11. Posada Posse Posted: September 08, 2011 at 11:58 PM (#3919887)
Santana changes lead singers as often as La Russa changes pitchers.
   12. Sit down, Sleepy has lots of stats Posted: September 09, 2011 at 07:44 AM (#3920060)
As a Cardinals fan, I'm still at the point where I hate things like this. I haven't reached the point of feeling sorry for him yet, or laughing at him, etc. STL should be winning, STL isn't, and he's the boss. Do the ####### maraca thing in November, Tony.

Also, he looks more like a zombie here than he did when he had the shingles. That is one creepy pic.

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