Mrs. Canseco: La Russa 'a punk'

October 22, 1990

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Esther Canseco had some unkind words for Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa after he benched Jose Canseco before Game 4 of the World Series.

"He's a punk," Esther Canseco was quoted as saying in yesterday's San Jose Mercury News after she learned of the benching of baseball's highest-paid player. "Let them sweep us. I should have worn a red dress.

"Tony's gone too far. He's putting the blame on Jose when it's the whole team."

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