Monday, May 07, 2007

Oh, Tony

Tony LaRussa, moments before driving his SUV out of Minas Tirith


Let it be said that everyone at Sportsthodoxy agrees that the untimely death of Josh Hancock is a sad thing, and on that level, it frankly doesn't matter than he was legally drunk when his vehicle slammed into a parked tow truck. No matter what, he's gone.

That being said, Tony LaRussa is the absolute last person on earth, with the possible exception of Eddie Griffin, who should be trying to take the moral high ground in a discussion on driving while impaired. If TLR had the sense God gave a star-nosed mole, he'd realize how damn lucky he was that he just fell asleep at the wheel during his little DUI moment instead of pancaking himself against a Jersey barrier somewhere, and use this to lead a positive change in baseball culture. Instead, he's doing his best impression of late-period Denethor, and that just can't be a good thing.
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