OUR PATHS MAY CROSS AGAIN — FOR SWEET REVENGE
Emmett Watson, columnist for the Seattle Times tells the following story about Tommy Lasorda, the colorful manager of the Los Angels Dodgers. He says: I can’t remember where I heard it or read it but this is about the way Lasorda told it. He was only 8 or 9 years old at the time, he said. He went to some minor-league game and, like other kids, went hunting for autographs. Tommy approached a big, rather rough-looking player and asked for his autograph. “Outta’ the way, kid,” was the response, or some boorish equivalent. Lasorda, a very young boy, was bewildered and hurt. It shook him terribly, but in time he forgot the incident and went on to become a player himself, a hard-throwing young minor-league pitcher. One day Tommy found himself pitching in a minor- league exhibition game. His eyes widened as a late-game pinchhitter took his place in the batter’s box. Here, facing Lasorda,…
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