La Russa Fires Back at Reds' Brennaman
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa objects to Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman calling one of his pitchers a whiner.
Brennaman criticized Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter on the air Monday, a day after Cincinnati beat St. Louis 9-7 to sweep their three-game series. Carpenter was upset about the condition of the mound and the smoke that lingered in Great American Ball Park from fireworks set off after a Reds home run.
Before a game Tuesday in St. Louis, La Russa noted that Brennaman is in the broadcasters' wing of baseball's Hall of Fame. La Russa said Brennaman "earned the right to get into the Hall of Fame. And now he ought to keep earning that respect instead of abusing it."