Tony LaRussa brings in Capricorn to pitch to a Leo

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, with the bases full of Cancers last night and only one out, pulled his Gemini starter to bring in a Capricorn reliever to pitch to a Leo. "It was a crucial point in the game. Things were aligned," said LaRussa. "I needed that Capricorn-Leo match-up. Capricorn and Leo don't mesh well and I hoped it would result in a strikeout or double play." Unfortunately for LaRussa, his move produced a bases-clearing double, but he says he is glad he played the odds: "It's no more insane than batting the pitcher eighth."


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