Why Colonel Sartoris?

Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tony LaRussa tells an odd story

So LaRussa claims at the post-game press conference that he "didn't see Motte warming up; I called down there again . . . ."

Here's what's odd about that: Tim Kurkjian said in his post-game recap last night "You cannot see relievers warming up in the bullpen here from where you sit in the third base dugout."  So why would LaRussa expect to have seen Motte, instead of Lynn, warming up?  That story just doesn't seem to hold up.

Kurkjian---and the rest of the media---apparently doesn't see this conundrum or is trying to save Tony LaRussa face.  If it's the latter rationale, for shame.  Why they'd want to save the manager's reputation versus crediting some players is beyond me.

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