Kudos to the ex-Mets skipper for going after Tony LaRussa on Sunday’s “Baseball Tonight” special. Eduardo Perez — after creaming himself discussing the McGwire hire as St. Louis’ hitting instructor — claimed LaRussa is loyal to his coaches. “He wasn’t very loyal to [former Cardinals batting coach] Hal McRae,” noted Valentine, who went on to question LaRussa’s motive for bringing McGwire back at a time when baseball is trying to escape the steroid era. Couldn’t agree more.
I still have a low tolerance for Valentine, but imagine how much you’d despise LaRussa if he managed the Mets or Red Sox?