It does sound, though, like La Russa has ruled out one possibility for 2011. He won't be taking over the Cubs' vacant managerial job.
"I don't think so," La Russa said when asked if there were any scenario that might find him managing the North Siders.
Told that his name has been "thrown against the wall" as a possibility in Chicago, La Russa chuckled.
"That's probably a good way to put it," he said, "'Thrown against the wall.' I don't think there's much [chance]. They probably have better sense than that."