ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa is a veteran of baseball's biggest stage and has the accolades to prove it. The former St. Louis manager and Arizona's current chief baseball officer wore his three World Series rings on Wednesday at Ray Leisure Park on South Tucker Boulevard as the Cardinals honored him with the dedication of Tony La Russa Field.
But while community leaders and members of the Cardinals' front office took turns praising La Russa and listing his accomplishments, the legendary skipper's mind didn't drift to Game 7 of the 2011 World Series or to Wednesday evening's series finale between the D-backs and Cards.
David Cobb is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.