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Sweet Jesus! What Happened to Tony La Russa's Face?

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Image via Fox Sports Midwest
La Russa of his eye: It's like bad makeup in a horror movie.
Update May 10: It's now reported that La Russa is battling shingles.

Update May 9: La Russa continues to be plagued by the infection in and around his right eye. Today the Cardinals' manager is headed to the Mayo Clinic for an examination. The condition does not appear to be pinkeye -- as first reported -- but rather some kind of strange viral infection.

Original story appears below...

Did you happen to catch one of the post-game press conferences yesterday with Tony La Russa following the Cardinals' double-header against the Washington Nationals?

If not, you missed a real fright-fest. Only this time it wasn't due to the manager's notoriously surly demeanor.

No, this time conjunctivitis (a.k.a. pink eye) is to blame. La Russa has one of the worst cases of the infection we've ever seen. His entire right eye is sealed shut, and he's broken out in a rash on his forehead above the eye.

Yesterday, La Russa told the Belleville News-Democrat that the infection is actually on the mend and not nearly as uncomfortable as it was over the weekend in Los Angeles.

"I'm not in a lot of pain," said La Russa yesterday. "It just scares kids. Like bad makeup in a horror movie."

Here's a couple of more images of the pink eye from hell.

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Guest
Guest

I always thought eye problems + rash around the eye = shingles?

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seewon1
seewon1

You sure it's some kind of infection and not the result of somebody's knuckles? I'm sure there are health rules in place for everyone, therefore, I doubt the "infection" theory.  Can you say "cover up"? (Let's not forget about the dwi).

Unlost
Unlost

 somebody punched mr. attitude

Merriwthr5
Merriwthr5

That's what happens when you eat that bad pussy!

casnyder6200
casnyder6200

He's looking much better now, but still can't open his eye. Hopefully it will continue to improve. Shingles takes awhile to heal up.

Kawolfmeier1
Kawolfmeier1

My daughter had pink eye last week. Didn't look anything like that!!

me
me

That is not pinkeye. It does not spread to the forehead; it stays in the eye.

JBQ21
JBQ21

My brother's girlfriend who is a nurse took one look at the physical mechanics and stated that he had "shingles" based on the scabbing on his forehead. To remind everyone, shingles is the adult version of "chicken pox". Shingles is a bit more serius than "pink eye". At first impression with the scabbing on the forehead, it sure looked like our contentious friend had been in a "bar room brawl" and had been "nailed" in the left eye with abrasions on his forehead from hitting the floor. There is no doubt that this is just not simple pink eye.

gerry forbes
gerry forbes

chad,how come you write like every article for the rft???does anyone else work there???does aaron still write for rft,or do u write all the stories???maybe you should re name it chad garrisons times.

Ewoo_doe
Ewoo_doe

It looks like he got into it with the latest media reporter to interview him AND LOST!

Skiingdoc
Skiingdoc

That isn't pink eye. It is Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Knocked Up
Knocked Up

Somebody must've farted on his pillow.

Elbusch1
Elbusch1

What Tony LaRussa has looks like shingles in his eye and on his head. My mother had that once on her forehead and around the eye......looked like this. Very painful.

Lacrossed
Lacrossed

Since when does pinkeye give you scratches on your forehead? He either was drunk and fell or a player hit him.

Guest
Guest

That honky tonk heaven really makes you look like hell. That's Shingles, not pink eye (look at his forehead)

i'mjustsayin'
i'mjustsayin'

shinglesshinglesshinglesshingles

this is NOT typical conjunctivitis (AKA Pink Eye). NO WAY!!!

Edward B
Edward B

That's how a TYPICAL tea bag LOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Ryan
Pat Ryan

I call that sittin too close to the stage at PT's..

Debbie Henry
Debbie Henry

hey tony this is debbie henry and i hope that u get better soon. U are the best manager in all of baseball and i hope that u feel better. U are the best. debbie henry

Debbie henry
Debbie henry

tony this is debbie henry and i hope that ur pink eye get better. U know that i'm a big fan of ur's and don't let these a**holes make fun of u. debbie henry TLR 4-ever

Playallday20
Playallday20

pink eye my eye, I think tony forgot to duck

Rudy Moore
Rudy Moore

Get off my property, you brain-eating zombie bastards!

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Not a big TLR fan here, hope he gets the same affliction on his nutsack.

Guest
Guest

As a previous poster said, same virus as chicken pox. Trouble is, it's serious and could cause blindness.

casnyder6200
casnyder6200

I totally agree - took one look at this and said if this is pinkeye he should sue his doctor cause it should never get this bad. I too think it is shingles (and if it is, what is wrong with his doctor?)

Tank
Tank

suck my nuts fat boy

Heart_o'_Glass
Heart_o'_Glass

Don't you front for Blondie? Oh, wait. That's Debbie Harry. My bad...

I'll bet you get that a lot...

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Hey Tony, this is handsome jimmy and I hope that you get a nutsack full of herpes soon. You are the worst manager in baseball and i hope that you never feel any better. You are the worst, handsome jimmy.

Todd Collins
Todd Collins

Obviously the comment of a highly educated indvidual.

Willen3625
Willen3625

Nutsack!!!!! That is to freakin funny! I have tears in my eyes laughing so hard! OMG!

youranidiot
youranidiot

I guess only the worst compliment can be given to someone so stupid. you must be a "CUB FAN" wow that was a good burn on my part, nothing worse could be said to anybody

JAB
JAB

He looks to be in very bad health. He might not be around too long. God Bless him and his family.

seewon1
seewon1

You really are funny!  LOLOLOLOLOL! 

Zeman2112
Zeman2112

Hey ASSHOLE....If i ever get a hold of you...Your face will look worse than Tonys. You are such a lowlife PUNK !!!

Smithjas79
Smithjas79

He sounds like a boy fresh off a molest - fest with his neighbor and a guy he has always been forced to call aunt Dave! He's harboring ill feelings to the men who raped him and now takes it out on random public figures... He shall be forgiven.

Nutsack
Nutsack

What are you, 12 years old?

caring
caring

My husband had shingle..Even if your not a fan, shame on you! You should think of the worse long lasting pain you ever had and then think of yourself as a human being!

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