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Does Tony LaRussa Matter to St. Louis Cardinals?

Tony LaRussa will be back in 2011 for another year as the Cardinals manager.

Many were rapturous at this news. Many others, who happen to be more vocal, were more subdued. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?

A short column in the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Shea has revealed that baseball managers just might not be that important one way or another. Granted, the study doesn’t take umbrage with the position itself (yet), instead wonders if any one manager is better than the next guy.

Or you.

More data needs to be flushed out, but we thought it was an interesting idea to get your sucky Tuesday off to a less-sucky start.

Or not.

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