Tommy Lasorda has a pretty hilarious death wish

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.

Also see: Tommy Lasorda bobblehead doll looks like Bill Clinton!

Related: Twins fan’s obituary says he was angry with Joe Mauer

H/T Sports by Brooks Live
Photo credit: Steve Fortunato/Fortch Unlimited

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  • ThinkVoice

    That man is AWESOME! And I’m a Yankees fan.

  • 1Giants_Heart1

    I love Tommy Lasorda for his loyalty, love and knowledge of Baseball, he is the only thing I like about the Dodgers. I love my Giants like he loves his Dodgers. May he live to be at least a 100.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YLOV65WE3FHT2EZNKQHYLDLIXI GARY

    almost 20 years ago I waited at the exit for nearly an hour with my son to get his Dodger pennant autographed. We had a number of Dodger player signitures and my son was a true fan.

    Well ol Tommy blew my son off quite brusquely. That really hurt the boy’s feelings. He has disliked the man ever since. Maybe he should also put “I am a jerk” on that tombstone, because he certainly acted like one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LK7URZHNXJAR4GC6KEJPTZ2OFA Robert

    I hope Mr. Lasorda lives well past 100 years. This guy is a natural treasure and the greatest ambassador baseball could ever have. Gof bless you Tommy and stay strong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1336927250 Clay Jones

    I hated him when I was an Astros fan.  Of course, I had many, many other teams I hated.  You know the poor old Astros.  But I admired him for his passion.  I kinda sports-cried when I read this.  He’s a real baseball man and I’ll do it again when he passes.

  • brainyac5

    All of this was covered in his autobiography. It’s nothing new . Will he use the headstone he was given? that is the question.

  • Michael Limon

    This man is not the great man that everybody thinks he is. He needs to get his life right like the rest of us before he leaves the earth. If he wants a Dodger schedule on his tombstone that is his right, but seems silly to me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G47X2LECEPGSM6GSOOHTHQGQ2A Ben Dover

    Feinstein and Boxer and Pelosi are so crooked, they will have to be screwed into the ground….