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Tommy Lasorda...Grudging Respect

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Even as a lifelong Giants fan who boo'd Lasorda hundreds of times over the 70's and 80's, I really enjoyed this:

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9136218/tommy-lasorda-big-dodger-sky

    He's funny and sounds like a wonderful husband; had it been him in the Giants dugout, the Giants probably would have won a World Series before '10.
     
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Interesting that no mention of his late son. Not that it has to be included in every feature on Lasorda, but he does talk about many others who have died, plus his wife. (speaking of which, has anyone ever found an online copy of Peter Richmond's GQ story on his son?)
     
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    You can read the Richmond story here, I think:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=gGV7hWLTDUgC&pg=PA223&lpg=PA223&dq=peter+richmond+lasorda&source=bl&ots=4GoLTtvlSf&sig=spf1i3dkBP9jnZm5ksfR2wnEA7c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HDFfUfSMJMrE0QHepIGACQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=peter%20richmond%20lasorda&f=false
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but what did he think of Kingman's performance?
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    What's his opinion of Kingman's performance? What the f*** do you think was his opinion of Kingman's performance? It was f-ing horses***.
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I'd quote the OP but the long link has jacked the keys...


    ...anyhoo, the idea that Tommy Lasorda is considered a good husband is downright laughable.
     
  7. I laughed out loud at the votive candle story. Thanks for posting this.
     
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    cock sucker never met a dodger arm he didn't want to blow out.
     
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Lasorda can stick that "Big Dodger in the Sky" bullshit up his big fat Dodger ass. :)
     
  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Yeah, the candle story is funny. It's not true, of course, but it's funny.

    Walter Alston stayed a year longer than he wanted to just to piss off Lasorda, who was pushing him into retirement.

    This jolly old man is well known for mooching meals at restaurants when he can well afford to pay for them. He stiffs the wait staffers who stay late to serve them. He believes if he poses for a photo with them, that's all they need.

    Real-life Lasorda isn't anything like the character portrayed in this piece of fluff.
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    There's no one full of more blarney than Lasorda.
     
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Don't think I've ever heard/read anyone say one good thing about the guy. Hence why everyone thought this was hilarious.

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