I hope the feud between Tony LaRussa and Tony Rasmus, the father of new Blue Jay Colby Rasmus, doesn’t end anytime soon, because it’s insanely fun. Here’s Rasmus talking about LaRussa after the trade was finalized yesterday:
“Evidently Tony (La Russa) has absolutely made that stuff up. He’s got it on the brain. If I was working with my son I’d tell people.
“Tony needed pitching and wanted to force the GM into making a trade, so he belittled Colby to the fans.”
“Tony would like to have 25 pitchers,” Tony Rasmus said, “like he thinks he has to put his stamp on every ball game. They had nothing else to trade. I think everyone is better off now.”
Most people have chastised Rasmus for occasionally speaking up on behalf of his son, but personally I feel for him. I don’t know if he’s been giving him coaching on the side and Colby ignored his actual coaches because of it or not, but frankly I doubt it. On the other hand, it seems to me that there’s a non-negligible chance that Rasmus is completely right about everything else.
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