La Russa sets calming tone for Cards

Tony La Russa barely reacted to Albert Pujols' game-winning home run in Game 5. His team reflects that attitude.

Originally Published: October 19, 2005
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Tony La Russa, a man with the gravitas to actually make the comparison, said this about Albert Pujols' home run: "It would be tied for first with the most dramatic home runs that have ever been hit."

And I believe that, even if you grant that for it to be remembered forever, the Cardinals probably need to win two more games. But dramatic? Beyond dramatic.

All of which is precisely why La Russa's statement is either unintentionally hilarious or incredibly instructive. Here's ...

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