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  • Jared49
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    Simply classic!

  • TripleB
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    My brother, sister and myself were huddled together 3 feet away from the parent's TV watching that last inning. Squeezing hands, ohhing and ahhing over every pitch. Unbelievable.

  • Spinaker
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    They don't make them like that anymore.

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  • Rob Johnston
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    Not too many characters like Tommy left anymore. May he rest in peace.

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    It is indeed, I enjoy it every time I see it. Thanks for posting.

  • jfmorris
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    When I was in college, I had the privilege to sing the national anthem with a group at Wrigley field for a Cubs-Dodgers game in the summer of 1984. I sat right behind the backstop, and got to hear Tommy Lasorda yell at players and umpires for the entire game. It was an experience I've never forgotten. He was quite a character, and it is sad to see him pass.

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  • Troutman
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    One of the most memorable moments in sporting history.....

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  • surfdog
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    I met him once a long time ago at a restaurant. He was a character...and a true ambassador for the sport & the city.

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  • kenrobin
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    I'm a lifelong Giants fan but I appreciated Lasorda as an ambassador for the game. Baseball was a lot of fun whenever he was involved.

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  • TripleB
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    I'm a native Californian. Living in Los Angeles 59 of my 62 years. Lasorda was bigger than life. I saw him a couple of times at Dodger stadium. Never met him, but I saw that he was always cordial to the fans and would sign an autograph if asked. Today's LA Times has a huge article on him. I know that he was a motivational speaker, but he never charged schools, churches or the military. And he spoke at a lot of those.

    One of my favorite stories today was when former player and MLB manager Bobby Valentine played on one of Lasorda's minor league teams in the late 1960's, "he had us write letters to the big league player that was playing their position", Valentine told MLB Network, "to tell them to get ready to move over because we were on our way". Classic.

    RIP Tommy

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  • Soonerpop
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    I’ve always been a Dodger fan thanks to growing up in a town with a Dodger class D farm team during the heyday of the minor leagues. Tommy was one of a kind for sure. He came to Arlington in ‘19 for the retirement ceremony for Adrian Beltrè. Although he had a hard time getting around, he was gracious, told stories and had the crowd rolling. Rest In Peace, Tommy.

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  • TripleB
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    Ah, the Big Red Machine. Morgan, Bench, Rose, Foster, Geronimo, Griffy... Remember seating by the radio listening to those Dodger/Red games. Great memories and a great rivalry.

  • smokin fool
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    Sad news his passing.

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  • HouseHomey
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    Close.

  • FireMan
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    When Gibbie hit that homer, I was 38, on the road workin & in a motel in Anderson IN. Will never forget step by step collage the following day with Kirk Gibson/Roy Hobbs narrated by Bob Costas.

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