I just read that Terry Francona interviewed for Tony La Russa’s old job. As much as I think Ryne Sandberg deserves a shot at managing in the bigs, I sure would love it if he stayed with Phillies organization, preferably at the helm of our own IronPigs.
Francona is the smart bet here. He’s a winner (this year’s dismal collapse notwithstanding), and he’s a recent multiple World Series winner. His penchant for questionable on-field attire aside, I think he’s the right fit for the Cardinals. As a veteran manager and recent winner, he’ll bring the kind of stability and gravity the franchise needs after losing their winningest coach of all time.
Fun Fact: Did you know La Russa has a law degree and is a member of the Florida State Bar? True story.
- Cardinals’ candidates include Terry Francona, Ryne Sandberg (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)