La Russa tight-lipped on Brennaman's remarks

La Russa tight-lipped on Brennaman's remarks

La Russa tight-lipped on Brennaman's remarks
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had little to say Tuesday regarding recent comments by Cincinnati broadcaster Marty Brennaman. The longtime voice of the Reds took some verbal jabs at the Cardinals following the weekend series between the two clubs.

According to Cincinnati.com, Brennaman referred to Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter as a "whiner and excuse-maker," and to "infantile pitching coach" Dave Duncan. La Russa clearly found the remarks irritating, but remained measured in his response.

"I think the safest thing to say is he [Brennaman] is a Hall of Famer, and he should get the respect that inclusion in that place deserves," La Russa said. "And then he ought to earn it every day from his Hall of Fame induction forward. He ought to earn it and not abuse it."