So Tony La Russa admitted to screwing up Rick Ankiel's career as a pitcher. Thanks to La Russa, Ankiel is going to try and salvage his short career as an outfielder.
How many players have ever made that switch from pitcher to outfielder? I don't care how athletic you are, no way Ankiel is an everyday player. Those starting pitchers are conditioned to only play once every 5 or 6 days.
Update: I retract my previous statement. It was Carlos Hernandez's fault for screwing up Ankiel's pitching career.
La Russa also pointed to the loss of catcher Mike Matheny before that series, who he said might have caught the Ankiel pitches that eluded Carlos Hernandez.