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Tommy Lasorda, bobble-heads, the national anthem and the atomic bomb

July 19, 2010 | 12:52 pm
There's no end to the classic Tommy Lasorda stories, passed on mostly by Lasorda, but it’s always refreshing to stumble upon a new one.

Lasorda, 82, was honored Saturday night in Albuquerque with a bobble-head night. Lasorda coached at triple-A Albuquerque in 1972.

Courtesy of adamperry@wordpress.com comes Tommy’s rendition of the national anthem. And you thought all those years hanging with Frank Sinatra were for naught.

He also made a pregame speech, with Perry offering this typically hilarious hyperbolic Tommy quote: "When I coached here, you could’ve dropped an atomic bomb in downtown Albuquerque and only done about 40 bucks of damage. Today, you have a beautiful city and the best ballpark in the minors. When you go home tonight and rest your head on your pillow, if you have an ounce of compassion in your heart, say a prayer for Tommy and the Dodgers."

-- Steve Dilbeck
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