"I think it's a consistent message about what the team represents."
But LaRussa himself was arrested during spring training in March of last year, after being found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at a stoplight in Florida. What LaRussa obviously meant to say was:
"I think it's a new message that the team just came up with about what the team represents."
"Thank god the message about what the team represents did not apply last year at this time. Otherwise, I'd be working in a carwash right now."
"Since we had a drunk player crash his car and die last year, we have decided to release any player who is accused of committing a misdemeanor."
I'm not a Scott Spiezio fan. In fact, as far as I know, he's be a total douche. I just have a problem with management having a different set of rules for themselves than they have for their employees. Unless LaRussa's quote was intended to be in jest and he appreciates the irony, he's a clueless dolt.