The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Cardinals manager Tony La Russa
... The NLCS is La Russa's Waterloo. The Cardinals have been dumped in all three appearances in the NLCS with him as the manager.
And it's worse than it appears.
After leading Atlanta 3-1 in 1996, the Cardinals blew the series by losing three consecutive games. And they managed only one win against the NY Mets in 2000, and one vs. San Francisco this year.
Translation: La Russa has lost 11 of his last 13 NLCS games.
That's awful ...
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