Tony LaRussa at the Glenn Beck Rally creates controversy. Tony LaRussa, the manager for the St. Louis Cardinals was present at the Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally. He was asked to present the Hope Award to Cardinal Albert Pujols.
Pujols was being honored for his charity work, and the "Hope Award" was a wonderful distinction. You can see Pujols accept his award here.
Of the controversy that ensued LaRussa's attendance at the event, he said “It was beyond gratifying. I was inspired. There were a lot of things that inspired me. It was more religious, much more religious (than political) I’ll raise money for those folks anytime. Albert got a legitimate award I was asked to introduce. I don’t see the problem.”
They noted that what they saw at the rally was not political, but inspirational. The front office of the Cardinals received many calls protesting his attendance, as did an animal rescue charity that he works with. Still yet, it doesn't appear as if Tony LaRussa regrets his decision to attend the rally at all.