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La Russa’s Call Can’t Connect

Oct 25, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

Aside from Derek Holland doing standup on live TV per Joe Buck's request last night, the wildest story line has to be the confussion over Tony La Russa and the bullpen. Apparently, for such a purported genius, La Russa really lacks communication skills.

For as tough as it’s been having the Phillies sit at home for the past few weeks, this year’s World Series has been about as entertaining as one could ask for. I’m not going to lie and say I’ve tuned in for every pitch, but I’ve certainly tuned in for quite a bit of almost every game. Aside from Derek Holland doing standup on live TV per Joe Buck’s request last night, the wildest story line has to be the confusion over Tony La Russa and the bullpen. Apparently, for such a purported genius, La Russa really lacks communication skills. Could you imagine how Philly would be reacting right now if a similar situation went down IN THE WORLD SERIES? Charlie Manuel would need Secret Service protection. [video] [report] [deadspin]

My question to Phillies fans: how much did you enjoy La Russa’s blunder?