06/04/09 7:14 AM ET
La Russa sues Twitter over false page
Cards manager says reputation damaged by fake 'Tweets'
By Bobbie Dittmeier / MLB.com
La Russa is suing for trademark infringement, trademark dilution and misappropriation of name and likeness.
The website removed the false page shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the paper reported, and La Russa said Wednesday he thought the "issue was done." He declined to elaborate.
The lawsuit includes a screenshot of the page and several "Tweets" associated with La Russa's name, two of which include distasteful references to Darryl Kile and Josh Hancock, Cardinals pitchers who died in 2002 and 2007.
Bobbie Dittmeier is an editor/producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.