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RIP Tommy Lasorda

RIP Tommy Lasorda

Another baseball great leaves us!

2020-2021 has been a rough time frame

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Loved to watch the arguments he would have with the umps. You knew where you stood with Tommy, At least he died knowing the dodgers were champs. The job he did with the 88 team has to be one of the greatest feats in basseball history. Other than Hershiser , there wasnt anyone who had a remarkable season. No .300 hitters, no 100 rbi;s yet he pulled them together to beat the A's. R.I.P

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LaSorda spent 71 years in the Dodgers Organization - think of that, it's an extraordinary accomplishment on it's own.

He also stole Mike Piazza in like the 30th round or something because it was a friends nephew or something

Great guy and he will be missed!

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RIP to a legend

August 23 1989... I was 11 back then...

I was tuning in and cheering for my hometown expos, playing vs the Dodgers, I remeber this game like it was yesterday... the longest game in Expos history...

Happened to be a never ending game of 22 innings...

Our Montreal Expos Mascot Youppi, was sleeping on top of the Dodgers dugout in the 14th... and then Lasorda had him ejected in one of the most hilarious scene...

His love for mascots was unprecedented...

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his interactions with the philly fanatic were hillarious

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He'll be in Blue Heaven - great manager and person. Of the living Dodgers legends left only Vin and Sandy remain.

- The Sheik

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What are you trying to say with
“...was put out of misery”

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Dodgers would have 4 titles over the past 4 season if Tommy was their manager.

No one pulled more out of his teams than Tommy.

Today is a very sad day.

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As a Braves fan, and I must admit a closet Yankees fan back in the late 70's / early 80's (not today), I hated Tommy Lasorda. However, I always respected his baseball knowledge, and his eye for talent and how to get the best out of it...

Hatred out of respect I guess you would call that :-)

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Lasorda had such a zest for life, hard to imagine him "wanting out of his misery". Ah youth, no respect for pioneers, just put the drains of resources out to pasture, for the mindless, tech beholden youth deserves life far more!

If you don't know baseball history, don't comment on baseball history.
I imagine the "eliminating toxic masculinity" has done wonders for baseball not being properly passed down from fathers to sons (and daughters).

Kirk Gibson was a gimp by the end of '88. He suited up on the one-off chance Tommy would call upon him. Both knees the size of balloons. Eck was unhittable during that period of time. The A's were so heavily favored, they were all but crowned.

That was only Game 1 btw, for the young crowd.

What makes it rare was the dual legendary call.

The homers remember the Vin Scully call.
The national audience remembers Jack Buck's "I don't believe...what I just saw. I don't believe what I just saw".

Gibson's agonizing trot, fists pumping, set the tone for the rest of the series.

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No need to call people mindless just because you don't agree with them. Dandy clearly showed respect for Lasorda in his post, and explained his "put out of his misery" comment. He thought Lasorda look liked he was in pain and suffering near the end, hence the comment. None of us will know, because Lasorda never said anything publicly about it (that I know of) and if he did, he probably would've spun it to the positive if he was suffering.

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You sound ignorant on just about every post. And I do mean EVERY post. Another attention starved personality. Aren't you a BabyYoda doppelganger or Savages co-conspirator or, eh, who cares ?

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Just so we can have accuracy in our claims about the past and the 1988 season

Here is the Baseball Reference Page for that team:
He got everything he could out of those players and made it work to the end with the title.

Lasorda passed from Cardiopulmonary Arrest and could not be resuscitated on the way to the hospital.

Let's honor the man in this topic that I started instead of going down the road we are or I'll tell gbacci to delete another one of my topics. Thought this was going to be a good chance for everyone to talk positively about a MLB great...guess not.

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Ignorant "put him out of his misery" comment. Jokes surrounding good men dying are in poor taste.

Sorry, Run.

"Never overlook growing old, it's a privilege denied many."

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The best about Tommy Lasorda,is that he will forever be part of my hometown baseball history...

Montreal was the minor leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Tommy Lasorda is part of Montreal Baseball history as a member of the Montreal Royals.

Here in Montreal , we all know the spots that were made famous by the single presence of Tommy Lasorda....

here is a great article that resumes is career, and it all started here in Montreal!.

this artcile is dated from 1958... it can be long for some and instructive for others... so there you go:

Tommy does it all, sees his future clearly
Headline: Lasorda pitches, coaches, fills in as Royals' manager
Issue date: June 18, 1958

MONTREAL, Que. — Tom Lasorda was pitching a game recently for the Montreal Royals when Manager Clay Bryany was ejected, along with Sandy Amoros, for disputing a decision with too much vehemence.

Southpaw Lasorda then became pilot pro-tem as well as the pitcher. He delivered one of the club's few hits and scored the only run. He finished up coaching at third base.

That's the way it is with Thomas Charles Lasorda, Royals' general factotum as pitcher, coach, road secretary and interpreter for the Latin members of the team.

If there's a busier man in baseball, among the players, that is, a man with more jobs to do, then he hasn't passed this way.

When not pitching, Lasorda does the coaching at first base. He runs the pitching staff for Manager Bryant aside from assignments, of course. He runs the pitchers in the outfield when they're not scheduled to work. He runs with them. He bats for the fielding warm-ups.

When the team is on the road, Lasorda handles train and plane transportation, books the players into hotels, looks after their injuries and, when necessary, hospitalization.

Sometimes he sleeps!

When asked if these multiple duties weren't too much for one man, Tom's eyes sparkled. "I love them all," he said. "They keep a guy out of mischief."

Lasorda is never at a loss for a word, or rather words. His teammates good-naturedly call him "Walkie Talkie."

Regarding the future, Lasorda said that it is his ambition to become a full-time manager — in the Dodger organization if possible. He wants to keep on working for Buzzie Bavasi and Fresco Thompson, whom he describes as "wonderful bosses."

It pretty much resumes how somebody with a poor major league record end up into baseball hall of fame. Who cares about WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!