July 29, 1996: Tommy Lasorda’s farewell as manager

By Mark Langill Today is the 20th anniversary of Tommy Lasorda tearfully walking away from his dream job, although the description and duties always varied by the hour. During ballgames, he was the manager of the Dodgers, which resulted in two World Series crowns, four National League pennants, eight division titles and 1,599 regular-season victories. […]
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Thanks for the Memories, Mike

Mike Piazza’s legendary career had some speed bumps along the way, yet through sheer determination, work, people who believed in him, and his skill set catapulted a player who was drafted in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft to the pinnacle of being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY this past weekend.  Let’s take a look at some facts that will amaze the...
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16 hours ago

Tommy Lasorda is really out of it and this is sad (Video)

Tommy Lasorda is now 88 years old, and his old age is really starting to show now, sadly. Lasorda was trotted out to represent the Dodgers at the MLB Draft on Thursday, and let’s just say it didn’t go so well. First Tommy was seen sleeping: Someone wake up Lasorda, he fell asleep at the table again. @BarstoolBigCat — Eroc RDT (@BarstoolRDT) June...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Lasorda turns 88: Reliving the legendary manager's World Series with Dodgers

As former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda celebrates his 88th birthday on Tuesday, let's rewind the clock on the Dodgers' most recent World Series wins, both of which came with the legendary manager at the helm. Since he retired from managing in 1996, Lasorda has been a fixture in the Dodgers franchise, serving as a living relic of the club's championship history. Lasorda...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda blasts Pete Rose for betting on baseball

By Gordon Dixon Major League Baseball will take a break from games for a few days this week to celebrate its All-Stars in Cincinnati. The Ohio city is, of course, home to the Reds - the team Pete Rose spent 19 seasons playing for. It has been confirmed Rose will be at Tuesday’s All-Star Game and on the field for pregame festivities. It was always unlikely that Rose would be frozen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda really must be eager for the 2015 season

This rolled across social media on Monday night, and the only thing I can think is “poor Tommy Lasorda is losing his damn mind this spring”. Turn down for what?! A video posted by Thomas Charles Lasorda (@tommy2lasorda) on Mar 16, 2015 at 7:42pm PDT Please let a Vin Scully video pop up next. That would blow my mind. The post Tommy Lasorda really must be eager for the...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda: If you don’t root for the Dodgers, you’re not going to Heaven

Tommy Lasorda probably has Dodger Blue blood coursing through his veins, so it is hardly surprising that the 87-year-old legend was pretty pumped up after his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West and punched their ticket to the postseason after dispatching the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Riding a wave of positive emotion, joy and just feeling...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda's wish comes true: V. Stiviano in car wreck

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda got his wish Monday afternoon — sort of. Just a week after the Baseball Hall of Famer voiced that he hoped V. Stiviano “got hit by a car,” the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal crashed her vehicle into the back of a Range Rover, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, Stiviano was driving a red Ferrari, which was given...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda checks out a life-sized Tommy Lasorda bobblehead (video/photo)

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda came face-to-face with a life-sized bobblehead version of himself and even posed for a photo standing alongside the wobbly-headed depiction. Lasorda, along with Dodgers announcer Rick Monday, examined the Lasorda bobblehead inside Dodger Stadium. The bobblehead is an accurate representation of the Hall of Famer and is holding Lasroda’s ...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda rants about A-Rod, cheaters, PEDs in baseball

New York, NY -- Despite the blizzard that’s descended upon New York and much of the Northeast, many members of the MLB community gathered today at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel to support the 2014 “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” dinner to raise money for MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team initiative. Before the organization’s 25th annual fundraiser to support its financial...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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