clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saturday BP: RIP Tommy Lasorda

New, 26 comments

A baseball legend, and vital part of the Giants and Dodgers rivalry died on Friday.

Dodgers v Giants Photo by David Madison/Getty Images

Hello, and happy Saturday.

On Friday, the baseball world lost an icon: Tommy Lasorda, who died at the age of 93. Lasorda spent more than two decades managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, before moving into a front office role with the team.

The Hall of Famer was a staple at Dodgers games year in and year out, and was beloved by the fanbase. And for the San Francisco Giants, he was a tremendous villain — someone who despised the Giants, and whom the Giants fans hated, jeered, and mocked. You can’t write the story of the rivalry without a chapter about Lasorda.

And for that we’ll always remember him. Rest in peace.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

Post-Game Thread: There’s a .GIF of Tommy Lasorda Getting Punched in the Face, I Promise (May 9, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)


Giants links


How many days until Opening Day?

There are 82 days until Opening Day.

Have a wonderful Saturday, and a great weekend.