Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tony La Russa shakes maracas for Carlos Santana



¬°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
  Tags: cardinals, music

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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. Don Geovany Soto (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 has become a merry hat 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. AROM 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. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCubs will challenge John Lackey in NLDS |
(33 - 8:25am, Oct 09)
Last: salvomania

NewsblogTheo Epstein Erases Losing Traditions as Baseball's Miracle Worker | Bleacher Report
(9 - 8:20am, Oct 09)
Last: villageidiom

(3 - 8:17am, Oct 09)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOTP October 2015 II: Religion, Politics, Baseball - America's Favorite Pastimes Come Under the Microscope in Shaking the Tree's Gorgeous PASSION PLAY PART III
(515 - 8:11am, Oct 09)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogTheo Epstein rewards baseball department for job well done - Chicago Tribune
(39 - 8:01am, Oct 09)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogBrewers David Stearns set for first offseason |
(1 - 7:58am, Oct 09)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogSteven Matz, Marcus Stroman met in high school |
(6 - 6:39am, Oct 09)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogOT: NBA Pre-Season Thread
(213 - 4:01am, Oct 09)
Last: RollingWave

(295 - 2:01am, Oct 09)
Last: crict

NewsblogAngell: The Yankees Bow Out of the Playoffs
(44 - 2:00am, Oct 09)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: Soccer October 2015
(135 - 1:15am, Oct 09)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(40 - 12:57am, Oct 09)
Last: TFTIO is a hater and/or a loser

NewsblogThe Cubs Might Have Screwed Themselves By Screwing Kris Bryant
(90 - 12:35am, Oct 09)
Last: Voodoo...

NewsblogOT - October 2015 College Football thread
(40 - 12:07am, Oct 09)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogHow the Mets plan to attack Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke | New York Post
(30 - 10:14pm, Oct 08)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

Page rendered in 0.1869 seconds
49 querie(s) executed