Thursday, December 18, 2008

Make him go away

Isn't it time for Tommy LaSorda to retire and quit bothering baseball fans. Word is that the Artful Dodger has been:

Has there ever been a more annoying person to be the ambassador of anything. And I've worked at embassies and have meet many ambassadors. And there is only one State Department ambassador I've ever met that is worse than this guy. He always preached Dodger Blue, but it was always about himself and how important he was, and how many people he knew.

And lets be serious. He wasn't that great of a manager. With one of the premier clubs in history, he only made the playoffs 7 times in 20 years. And 2 of those were with teams he inherited from Walter Alston. Granted, he did go to 5 World Series, but only won 2. One was in the strike year when his team didn't even win the most games in the division, and shouldn't have made the playoffs. And the other was in '88, and let's be real. They were lucky. They should have never beat the A's. So if that' makes him a baseball genius, then Bobby Cox is the second coming of Joe McCarthy.

Isn't it appropriate that he was in Los Angeles of all places. Or did Los Angles just make him. If LaSorda would had to of managed in Cincinnati or Houston, or Milwaukee, he would have been a nobody. But because of Hollywood, we are subjected to this guy long after he has outlived any usefulness he might have ever had on a baseball field.

Only a Dodger fan could love this guy.

Go away.


1 comment:

DonErvin said...

Your comments on Bert convy take me way back to when I played professional ball with Bert in 1952 at Miami, Oklahoma, we were platooned in the outfield,Bert started off and couldn't seem to get his bat connected to the ball with any consistency,Johnny Davenport our manager put me in after a few games and I started off great and had a banner season, they sent him to Salina Kansas,all in all I feel that if he would have started hitting good he would have been in our outfield all season or would have been in Salina's outfield his fielding was fine, Bert was a very positive with a great personality an energetic and enthusiastic person, he came to the ball park with eye black on and done every thing he could to keep us all up beat and into our game, he was a very pleasant person to be around, I would say to his family that I feel that they lost a good husband father and friend I am very elated that he went on and had his great career in the entertainment fieldand I certainly do hope that his family are all doing fine as I suspect they are.
Don Ervin, 1952 Miami, Oklahoma Eagles, Philadelphia, Phillies farm club.