110 Sports Podcast: Tony La Russa

Published Oct. 17, 2012 10:28 a.m. ET

Retired manager Tony La Russa joins Matt this week to talk about the ongoing MLB playoffs. They also discuss his retirement from the game, Albert Pujols' up-and-down season with the Angels, the Diamondbacks future, Bobby Valentine's disastrous season with the Red Sox and his new book: "One Last Strike."

Among his observations:

-- On a new perspective since retiring: "You sit upstairs and see how easy the game looks. You can see why things are questioned because I have been second-guessing everything I see."

-- On the Diamondbacks future: "I think they're set up to be a major factor in the west for a lot of years because of their talent and because of the way they are led from the front office to the ownership to the manager and coaches."

-- On favorites to win the World Series: "If you get into October, you can win a short series. So, I would not bet anybody."

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