Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Manager Tony La Russa Has A Drinking Problem?

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa pleaded guilty to driving under the influence Wednesday, eight months after police found him asleep inside his running sport utility vehicle at a stop light and smelling of alcohol. La Russa seemed sincere in his apology: "I accept full responsibility for my conduct, and assure everyone that I have learned a very valuable lesson and that this will never occur again."

This time his punishment is more harsh. As part of his plea agreement, La Russa will serve at least six months' probation, pay a $678.50 fine, complete DUI school and any recommended treatment and complete 50 hours of community service, according to state prosecutors.

La Russa, who is 63, seems to have experience with alcohol. As mentioned already, this isn't his first arrest for drinking. La Russa went to law school in Florida and passed the bar exam, but he no longer practices. I don't believe that. Standing in the dugout he looks like a depressed, angry individual. Maybe if the Cards do better next year he'll stop drinking. Anyway, I'm glad he didnt come to New York to manage the Yankees.

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