Just hours after stunning the baseball world by calling it quits following his third World Series title, legendary manager Tony La Russa chatted with David Letterman in New York on Monday.
He touched on a number of topics, including how baseball pitching staffs have evolved over the years (thanks, much, to La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan) as well as the embarrasing bullpen-phone communication breakdown in Game 5 of the World Series.
La Russa also gave a quick shout-to to Detroit, when reeling off his list of ”great baseball towns.”
As for his next career move, La Russa hinted that he hopes the phone rings eventually with an intriguing opportunity. He did insist he got one job offer after announcing his retirement Monday — to be an elephant keeper in California. He joked (we think) that he’ll “interview for it.” La Russa and his wife are longtime animal lovers.