Tommy Lasorda is 84 years old, battling a severe case of vertigo, and recovering from a heart attack suffered in June. When his Dodger blue blood finally stops pumping, he has one wish.
“I’ve already told my wife that when I do go I want our home schedule attached to my tombstone. I want people who are in the cemetery visiting their loved ones to say, ‘Let’s go to Lasorda’s grave and see if the Dodgers are playing home or away.’
“Hey, I love this organization so much I want to be working for it even after I’m dead,” he told the LA Times’ T.J. Simers.
Lasorda also told Simers about his desire to see the Dodgers win one more title. The franchise’s last World Series crown came in 1988 when Lasorda was manager. He says his goal is to live to 100, but he and Dodgers fans are hoping it doesn’t take that long to win another ring.
I just know that if his wish is carried out when he dies, he would easily have the coolest tombstone in the cemetery — particularly if the schedule includes the promotions.
H/T Sports by Brooks Live
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