Tony Larussa Talks On David Letterman
November 1, 2011 by staff
Tony Larussa Talks On David Letterman, Tony La Russa and David Freese soaked in a little of the glory of the World Series on Monday, each making an appearance to talk late-night show to reflect on the comeback of the Cardinals and remarkable championship.
La Russa, hours of announcing his retirement retired, spent 10 minutes on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Freese, meanwhile, sat between Jay Leno and pop singer Justin Bieber when he spoke of his win World Series MVP and a host of other issues on “The Tonight Show.”
With the Commissioner’s Trophy in tow, La Russa expressed his love for the city of St. Louis, Letterman shunned praise for his Hall of Fame worthy administrative career, expressed his admiration for the pitching coach Dave Duncan and joked about what called his “bad” days of play – “I was considered a suspect in more than one perspective,” he said, drawing laughter from the audience.
He also confirmed that he was serious about retirement, although he admitted that another job in baseball seems likely. He, however, reveal his first post-retirement job, an elephant keeper of the Performing Animal Welfare Society.
“I told them I’m going to interview,” joked La Russa. “I’m all for it.”
In the midst of a discussion about how he and Duncan changed the role of the bullpen, La Russa met again to discuss the lack of bullpen telephone was news after Game 5 of the World Series. La Russa stuck to his story, admitting that it was an embarrassing moment, but not before cracking another joke.
“I made so many excuses to cover my butt when I do not remember what it was,” he said.
While La Russa spoke of his illustrious career, Freese answered questions about his rapid rise to fame. That brings the MVP award on stage, Freese said he also picked up a 2012 Corvette, a minor update of the “nice little ’01 Acura” driving before.
Freese talked about his heroism in Game 6, the noisy celebration that was torn from his shirt Nick Punto and some of its traditions – one of whom, incidentally, involved a song from the session 17 years of age together him.
“For nearly two months, we shoot a little, and play ‘Baby’ after the game during interviews after the game and stuff,” said Freese. “We did that for two consecutive months and kept going.”
Leno asked if he has become the “king of St. Louis’ Albert Pujols has Freese said” still has the crown. ” To say Freese has not enjoyed the benefits of being a World Series MVP and the local hero, however.
“I have not paid for any meals, however, so it’s good,” he said. “That might be the best part of all this.”
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