The last time I was intimidated by somebody I was interviewing, I was a wee freshman walking into the office of Larry Kindbom, the head coach of the Washington University football team; it was my first ever interview for Student Life. But as I sat in my office, about to make the call that would be my last interview as editor-in-chief of StudLife, I was also sweating.
When Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced that Tony La Russa, former MLB manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement, no one was really complaining; however, no one was really excited, either.
Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been named the 2014 commencement address speaker, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the senior class toast Monday. La Russa is the third-winningest manager in Major League Baseball history and led the Cardinals to two World Series championships in his 16 seasons with the club.