Tommy Lasorda

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Thomas Charles Lasorda (born 22 September 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League baseball player and manager. In 1999 he marked his 50th year of involvement, in one capacity or another, with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest tenure of any individual in the Dodgers baseball organization.

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  • I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
  • My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
  • "I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it." Source: The Artful Dodger (Tommy Lasorda)
  • "When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot." [1]
  • "I think that is very very bad, for that man to make an accusation like that, that is terrible. I have never, ever since I've managed, ever told a pitcher to throw at anybody, nor will I ever. And if I ever did, I certainly wouldn't make them throw at a fucking .130 hitter like [Joe] Lefebvre...or fucking [Kurt] Bevacqua who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a fucking boat. And I guaran-fucking-tee you this, that when I pitched and I was gonna pitch against a fucking team that had guys on it like Bevacqua, I'd send a fucking limousine to get the cocksucker to make sure he was in the motherfucking lineup because I'd kick that cocksucker's ass any fucking day of the week. He's a fucking motherfucking bigmouth, I'll tell you that." -- in response to being accused by San Diego Padres manager Dick Williams of throwing at his batters in a 1984 game. [2]
  • What he did wasn't entertainment. I love the Dodgers, and it wasn't right for him to stomp on the doll with the uniform. There were a lot of kids there, and he's showing them violence. He didn't need to do that. -- After physically assaulting the Phillie Phanatic. [3]
  • "I knew something was up when he couldn't go to his right. He said he was living his fantasy, and I said it was my fantasy to get his [rear] off the field." -- Describing how he caught "Great Imposter" Barry Bremen in a Mets uniform shagging balls in the outfield before the 1986 All-Star Game at the Houston Astrodome. [4]

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