"A Champ's Perspective" to air on MLB.com, cardinals.com

Tony La Russa, in conjunction with the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), will host "A Champ's Perspective" presented by Budweiser from the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis on Friday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). The live commentary with La Russa and special guest Bob Costas will air online at MLB.com and cardinals.com and cover baseball strategies, including those implemented during the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 season from Spring Training to Opening Day to the dramatic run to the National League Wild Card and ultimately to Game 7 of the World Series, where the Cardinals won their 11th World Championship.

"A Champ's Perspective" presented by Budweiser also will include video highlights from the 2011 season and an audience Q&A session with La Russa. Proceeds from the event will benefit ARF and 19 animal rescue organizations in the greater St. Louis area. Visit MLB.com, Cardinals.com or ARF.net for complete details.