by Rob Rains
My protagonist is Tony LaRussa. His positive traits are that he's very talented and intelligent when it comes to baseball. His negative traits are that he sometimes has an ill-temper. His temper isn't near as bad as his childhood friend Lou Pinella. (Now the cubs manager) Tony and Lou were able to play in the pony league world series as 15 year olds and were runner-up after Lou could not play in the final two games....he almost fell off a cliff.