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

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 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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wouldn't you just love to do a locker room interview with Tommy and ask him what he thought of Frank McCourts performance!

On espn, James McDonald will be the pitcher tonight? Why is this not news? I didnt know he was called up.

But tell us what you REALLY thought of Albuquerque in '72, Tommy!

Got to love him.

mti312: Its not major news because its been talked about for over a week. Heres the link from todays story:,0,5526719.story

I was at the ballgame in Albuquerque the other night. It was classic Tommy. He got a huge hand. Unfortunately the bobbleheads were gone 15 minutes after the gates closed. I got there an hour before gametime and didn't get one. Luckily I was able to buy one off of a family of 5 for ten bucks. You better believe I'm hanging on to that one!!

er, that is, after the gates OPENED. duh.

ebay here i come!


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