Ron Washington Will Get One Last Chance Against Tony La Russa

Rangers manager Ron Washington will get another shot to outwit former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Unfortunately, the potential revenge won't be that sweet for Washington, as La Russa is only coming out of retirement to manage the National League in the 2012 All Star Game in Kansas City.

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"He deserved to be the manager of the All-Star Game. He won the World Series," Washington said Tuesday. "It's nice that baseball reached out to him to make sure he had the opportunity to do that and I'm glad Tony accepted."

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"I'm looking forward to managing that game again," Washington said. "I'd like another shot at beating the NL team. Hopefully, we can come away with a win this time."

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Hopefully for Washington's sake, he does come away with a win. The last two years, the National League has won the All Star game, resulting in home field advantage in the World Series for both the Giants and the Cardinals. Texas is certainly in good position to compete once again for the American League pennant, so winning this exhibition game could help the Rangers bring home a World Series title.

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Hopefully for La Russa, the bullpen phones are working properly.

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