Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa was on my KMOX show this afternoon to talk about the upcoming benefit for his Animal Rescue Foundation on January 20th at the Family Arena. The roster of performers includes Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, Darius "Hootie" Rucker, Kathleen Madigan and more.
We also talked Cardinals baseball, from the departure of Jim Edmonds and David Eckstein to whether new pitcher Matt Clement will be in the starting rotation. We discussed Tony's odd relationship with Scott Rolen, how he responds to fans who say the Cardinals owners aren't putting up the money they promised would go into the team once the new ballpark opened, and whether he thinks Mark McGwire will ever make it to Cooperstown. I also asked him what's up with the Kevin Pollak movie version of Buzz Bissinger's book "Three Nights In August," and who Tony would like to play him.
For tickets to LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation event at the Family Arena on Sunday January 20th, click here.