Archive for March 18th, 2008

18
Mar
08

Things that WILL make Tommy Lasorda Cry

Dodgertown is closing after this spring training as you may have heard, and Tommy Lasorda was on hand for the final game. The legendary manager came close to tears, but never took the final plunge. With real manager Joe Torre in China with the rest of the Dodgers, Lasorda has been managing the team that remains, going a robust 1-6.

Too strong a man to cry after seeing 60 years of history end, Tommy does have real emotions, strong men also cry you know.

Here are some of the things that actually have made Tommy Lasorda cry over the years.

  • 1981, Rick Sutcliffe had been Rookie of the Year in 1979, now Lasorda left him off the playoffs roster, so Sutcliffe wrecks Tommy’s office, flipping over his desk, breaking chairs, etc. Tommy comes back in, sees his precious glass menagerie destroyed and his gentleman caller gone, bawls for 13 hours straight.
  • While at the screening for Ladybugs with Jonathan Brandis, in which he had a bit part, Tommy realizes that there is no way Seaquest DSV will get renewed for a new season. Tear Time: 7 hours

(More after the jump) Continue reading ‘Things that WILL make Tommy Lasorda Cry’

18
Mar
08

Not to Keep Piling On But…

The Nationals expect that Shawn Hill, who was likely going to be the #1 starter for the Nats (Ugh,) is not going to break camp with the team. I like GM Jim Bowden’s approach here, generally mediocre pitcher, combined with arm surgeries just this past November, sounds like an ace to me!

“My little fastball goes just 85/I had three surgeries now I can’t vie”



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