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Tony La Russa roast to first air Friday on FOX Sports Midwest

A one-hour TV special recapping the roast and toast of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and the 2011 St. Louis Baseball Writers’ dinner will premiere Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Midwest. It will also be repeated three other times over the following two weeks.

Video highlights — including some of the most hilarious lines from the roast — can be viewed now at

The event took place Sunday, Jan. 16 in St. Louis. Roasters included Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, basketball legend Bobby Knight, actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton, former Cardinals reliever Steve Kline, Cardinals broadcasters Mike Shannon and John Rooney and sportscaster Martin Kilcoyne.

A Roast and Toast of Tony La Russa – St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Dinner TV special on FOX Sports Midwest

Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 9:30 p.m.

Some of the raunchiest lines that may have been partially edited out are posted here at

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