Good night, Tony La Russa, good night.
Your St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the baseball playoffs last night by the Giants of San Francisco. Your team lost.
They are the losers.
You won a World Series, Tony, after the Loma Prieto earthquake disrupted the 1989 series and your A’s went on to beat the Giants.
You lost a World Series, Tony, when Big Boy homered off your Eck in Game 1 of the ’88 series. The Dodgers of Big Boy and Bull Dog whipped your vaunted A’s.
In 1990, those same vaunted A’s, they of the three straight World Series appearances, were unceremoniously swept by the Reds.
Tony La Russa, in six years in St. Louis, you have not guided the Cardinals to a World Series.
Good night, Tony La Russa.