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La Russa confronts Pirates announcer in booth

Pirates announcer Greg Brown said Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa stormed into the broadcast booth during Tuesday's game and said Brown was disparaging him with remarks he considered inaccurate about his history with retaliatory pitches during his managerial days.

Brown spoke privately with La Russa and they shook hands, but Brown was angered Wednesday when La Russa said: "I never have stood for inaccuracies, so I corrected the inaccuracies. It's about taking responsibility. If you're going to speak untruths, then you're going to get challenged."

Said Brown, who had expected an apology from the 71-year-old La Russa: "I'm disappointed more than anything.''

Brown said La Russa "stormed in" just before the end of a commercial break. Brown took La Russa to the back of the booth away from microphones while color commentator Steve Blass handled solo duties for a few minutes.

A Diamondbacks spokesman said La Russa, who was born and raised in Tampa, had no further comment.

BOSOX RETIRE BOGGS' NUMBER: Tampa resident Wade Boggs became the 10th former Red Sox player to have his number, 26, affixed to Fenway's rightfield facade. "The final piece of my baseball puzzle," a tearful Boggs said.

PADRES ANTHEM FLAP: Major League Baseball said the Padres did not act with "malicious intentions" in mishandling the national anthem that was supposed to be sung by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The team apologized and invited the group back.

Braves: OF Hector Olivera accepted a 82-game suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

ROYALS: 3B Mike Moustakas went on the 15-day DL with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

TWINS: Pitching coach Neil Allen was suspended indefinitely with pay after he was charged with suspicion of drunken driving.

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