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S.F. supervisor wants Tommy Lasorda ousted

September 27, 2008 |  7:20 pm


OK, I understand that San Francisco Giants fans might have an inferiority complex right now, but this is ridiculous:

San Francisco County Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is trying to oust Tom Lasorda as grand marshal of the city's Italian American parade on Oct. 12. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, she has introduced a resolution for another "local Italian American athlete" such as Joe Montana or Barry Zito to take the former Dodgers manager's place.

And, asked if supervisors might have better things to spend their time on, Alioto-Pier didn't back down.

"We can't have Tommy Lasorda come to San Francisco for the Italian American parade," she told the paper. "He's like enemy No. 1 right now. If you don't think this is important, you should move to L.A."

Perhaps surprisingly, many readers choosing to comment on the story enthusiastically backed Lasorda. "Want a great meal in North Beach? Ask Tommy where to go, not Alioto dash blankyblank," wrote one. Penned another: "Tommy Lasorda is all about being Italian and enjoying great food. Zito will be booed and Montana would never come."

-- Mike Hiserman

Photo: Baseball fans at Petco Park in San Diego don't seem to mind a visit from former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda during a game earlier this month. Credit: Robert Benson / US Presswire