Friday, May 27

Tommy Lasorda lived as happy and fulfilling a baseball life as anyone

Entering the Dodgers manager’s office Tommy lasorda in the 1980s it was like walking into a small neighborhood Italian restaurant, the back room of a shady living room, the green room of a television studio, the hold of a ship in which sailors used profanity like watercolorists use paint , the confessional of a worn cathedral and sometimes, if you timed it correctly, actually a place to talk about baseball.

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