Tony LaRussa May Still Manage Next Summer's All-Star Game

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If Bud Selig has his way, former St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa will manage one more game.

When asked about the possibility of LaRussa managing the National League All-Star team next summer (a position that typically goes to the managers of the previous year’s World Series teams), Selig said he is in favour of it…

Selig said he hadn’t thought much yet about the managing situation for the All-Star Game, but he allowed, “I’d like to see him do that…We’ve got to see what happens.”

As Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points out, there is precedent for such a move. In 1972, Danny Murtaugh of the Pittsburgh Pirates managed the all-star game despite retiring following the 1971 season. And we have seen similar situations with players, such as Magic Johnson coming out of retirement to play in the 1992 NBA All-Star game.

The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star game will be held in Kansas City.

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