It brings restraint and is the perfect partner for something strong and scene-stealing
Yes, I know taupe is neither sexy nor cool, but please keep reading: as well as pronunciation issues, taupe has an image problem, and it bothers me. The flat, cold, greyish mouse-brown of murky washing-up water or the dregs of too-milky tea may not instinctively appeal, but taupe is by far my most used makeup shade, and I’d sooner forsake almost any other.
La Russa’s habits are on display again at this World Series, the sixth of his career and third with the St. Louis Cardinals. But there will be something else, a sentimental side often lost amid the shuffling of pitchers and lineups.
After 33 seasons as a major league manager, the image is fixed. Tony La Russa is the coolly cerebral strategist, architect of the modern bullpen, never afraid to flout convention for an edge. His intense preparation has been chronicled in books…