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Bullpen Mixup Caused by Crowd Noise

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Tony LaRussa is known for his unorthodox use of his bullpen.

So, at first glance, the curious use of the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen in last night’s 4-2 loss to Texas could be chalked up to “Tony being Tony.”

But come to find out, there was a miscommunication between the Cardinals’ dugout and bullpen.  As a result, LaRussa didn’t have the guys he wanted ready to go at a crucial time.

The crowd noise at Rangers’ Ballpark was the cause of the confusion, according to the Cardinals.

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