Sunday was a great day for Rams fans. In fact, with the St Louis Cardinals pulling off an improbable and historical World Series run it has been a greet week for St Louis in general. Coming from 10 ½ games behind the Braves is a little different than seeing your local NFL team go 0-6 so I’m not sure anyone expected the Rams to pull off a similar feet (upset) against the NFC South leading New Orleans Saints. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a transfer of baseball magic to football mojo, but it happened on Sunday.
It was a real class act for Tony LaRussa to bring the World Series trophy to the Edward Jones Dome while donning a Sam Bradford jersey. Not a typical championship gesture, but not that surprising from future hall of famer Tony LaRussa. That championship nod breathed life into almost all aspects of the Rams game. The defensive line was super charged, the offensive line did their jobs, the defensive secondary did a standout job, and RB Steven Jackson was flat out inspirational.
Earlier today Mr. LaRussa announced his retirement. His final coaching record is 2,728-2,365 (.536). He managed 5,097 games overall, which is second all-time. After bringing 3 National League Championships to the city and two World Series victories between 2006 and 2011 he will certainly be missed. Thanks for the mojo Tony!