You thought Tony La Russa was gone for good after retiring? Nope. According to the Associated Press today, La Russa will become the second ever retired manager to manage an All-Star team since John McGraw way back in 1932.

After stepping down from 16-year tenure with the Cardinals, and 33 total, La Russa will now manage the NL All-Star squad this season.

"Tony earned this opportunity with the remarkable run the Cardinals completed last October, and I am delighted that he shared my enthusiasm about staying in this role," Bud Selig said in a statement. "The All-Star Game celebrates all the best of our game, and it is very appropriate that we will have the chance to celebrate one of the greatest managerial careers of all time as a part of our festivities."

Good to see ya back, Tony!
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