Tony LaRussa has always been an idiot and will always continue to be an idiot. Bases loaded. Bottom of the 9th. Two outs. The Nationals are down 5-4. Aaron Rowand is due up. The only player left on LaRussa’s bench is Albert Pujols. LaRussa lets Rowand bat.
The Nationals need just a long single. A double would have worked perfectly. Heck, a homerun would have made this the best All-Star game ever. Which player has better odds of pulling through? Aaron Rowand or Albert Pujols? The answer is clearly Pujols.
So we must ask why LaRussa left Rowand in. The only thing I can figure is that LaRussa wasn’t watching the game because he was too busy writing love poems to Albert. I was a bit sickened by all the man-love LaRussa was giving Albert during the Home Run derby. And LaRussa wouldn’t stop oogling about Pujols in the dugout interview during the game. LaRussa blew this one big time. Soriano did his job. He hit a two-run homer in the 9th to make it 5-4. Derrek Lee did his part with a hit, walk, and a stolen base. The only thing LaRussa could do was let AL-wannabe Aaron Rowand lose the game for the Nationals. jerk.
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