World Series 2011: 5 Phone-Free Ways To Get Relievers Warming Up

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World Series 2011: 5 Phone-Free Ways To Get Relievers Warming Up
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In the wake of Tony LaRussa's phone blunder, maybe MLB should look at making changes to get more modern.

Tony La Russa found out the hard way that even landline telephones can be unreliable and it cost him Game 5 of the World Series and his Cardinals team being down three games to two versus the Rangers.

While the Marlins were building their new ballpark, I brought up a few questions as to whether the modern-minded Jeffrey Loria would have an alternate method to install an up-to-date communication tool with the bullpens but apparently it will just be the same old-fashioned landline phone.

With that said, here are five phone-free ways to get your relievers warming up without blaming it on a dropped call, crowd noise or a 20th-century mode of communication.

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