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Tony La Russa’s next job: Elephant keeper?

World Series winner Tony La Russa is a man on the market after stepping down from his position as St. Louis Cardinals manager on Monday morning. And while he's certain to field lots of offers ranging from TV gigs to speaking engagements, La Russa revealed to David Letterman that his first offer of employment came from an unlikely source.

Get a load of this:

"I actually got a job offer [Monday]. I swear," La Russa said. "There's a group called Performing Animal Welfare Society just outside of Sacramento and they offered me a job as an elephant keeper."

This would seem like a natural fit for La Russa, given that he's a vegetarian and noted animal lover who has his own foundation dedicated to the well-being of various creatures. And from the looks of it, he'd have to, uh, dig deep to succeed at it. PAWS is receiving three new elephants from Toronto and surely it'd be up for learning the intricacies of the double switch between creating, uh, lots of mounds for La Russa to visit.

Like I said, it sounds perfect. When can he start?

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