That's Tony La Russa, with an 'E'

His mishaps, team's botched opportunities in Game 5 could cost Cards the series

Updated: October 25, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The St. Louis Cardinals could have been wearing goggles and soaked in champagne spray late Monday night.

Tony La Russa could have cradled the Commissioner's Trophy for the third time in his Hall of Fame managerial career.

Downtown parade routes could have been announced to the vast Redbird Nation.

Instead, the Cardinals lost a second consecutive game here and return home somehow down 3-2 in a World Series they could have closed out by ...

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