Tony LaRussa showed up today at the rally in Washington DC organized by FOX News raver Glenn Beck, one that featured Sarah Palin. He was there to introduce slugger Albert Pujols who was being honored for his charity work. LaRussa said before attending “I don’t want to be there if it’s political.”
Uh, Mr. Mastermind, the event was organized by the conservative right’s foaming cheerleader and featured the political movement’s gun-toting darling. No, it wasn’t going to be political at all. Just like LaRussa’s statement earlier this summer supporting Arizona’s anti-immigration laws weren’t political. Nope.
LaRussa’s claim that “it has nothing to do with politics,” is as believable as his claim that he didn’t know Mark McGwire ever did steroids until Big Mac called him up last January to tell him he was about to confess to the world. Which was shocking, absolutely shocking.
Paging Mr. LaRussa. Reality is calling on the dugout phone. Care to pick up?