Tony La Russa to Retire from Cardinals
A day after the victory parade celebrating the Cardinals' World Series win, La Russa announces he is leaving the team.
"It feels like its time to end it," La Russa said in a press conference Monday morning which was broadcast online. La Russa has typically re-evaluated his status over the past few offseasons and said he came to the decision in late August.
For St. Louis sports fans, the decision has some echoes of the move made by the Rams Dick Vermeil. Vermeil retired after the team won the Super Bowl and later suggested he made the wrong decision--he later returned to coaching. La Russa said the fact that he initially made the choice earlier in the season gave him the time he needed to reflect.
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