i was getting kinda nervous about the antonetti situation; as the days passed and no news appeared, i was starting to wonder if perhaps things had hit a snag --- like, maybe he didn't want la russa as his manager, luhnow as his scouting director, and/or big mo as his ass't gm. and then, in today's post-dispatch, this:
Antonetti, who along with his wife Sarah were to stay in St. Louis overnight before returning today to Cleveland, referred to himself as "still in the process" with no date given for a resolution. Friday's tour included [vists to] numerous neighborhoods. . . .
[Antonetti] has signed off on both La Russa as manager and Jeff Luhnow as vice-president in charge of amateur scouting and player development. . . . .
Asked to classify Antonetti's standing, Lamping described him as "one person on a very short list."
here's what bernie had to say at about midnight:
The way it was explained to me was, simply: it's the Cardinals. One of the most storied franchises in professional sports, and a team that wants to win while incorporating a more modern approach. You're a 33-yr old assistant GM who has been waiting for a shot. If the Cardinals tap you on the shoulder, how can you say no? I guess Antonetti could say no. I don't know when a better job will come along, though.