Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who now serves as a special assistant to commissioner Bud Selig, took time to reflect on his time with that team and also on the Red Sox, a team he has great respect for. He sees many similarities between the World Series combatants.
“You can talk about how you’re going to come together as a team and respect and trust each other, but you’ve got to do it,” said La Russa. “What the Red Sox have done, the Cardinals are doing.”
La Russa also recalled how close he came to taking the Red Sox managerial job in 1994.
“At the time, the biggest dream going was the Red Sox winning the World Series,” he said. “I was sure I was coming for 1995.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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