Saturday, April 14, 2012

Me and Tommy Lasorda Opening Day 2012


Yesterday my wife and I arrived at Isotopes Park for opening day.  We went to our seats and I told my wife I needed to go to the restroom.  As I walk to the restrooms in right field where I saw I saw Channel 7 sports caster John Salazar interviewing Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda.  After the interview he stood their on the concourse one lady walk up to him and asked for a picture.  I had to seize the opportunity to take a picture with the Dodger legend.  I did get his autograph the last opening day, but I had always felt intimidated to ask him if I could take a picture with him.  In 2007 I at the Triple-A All Star Fiesta I had the chance at the luncheon, but I chickened out.  Last opening day I had the chance but their were to many people waiting for an autograph so I didn't ask.   So I got my picture with Tommy Lasorda.  I got so excited after I took the picture with him when I posted it on Twitter I misspelled his name.  I guess I can cross that off my bucket list.  

Enough about my picture.  Back in 1972 Tommy Lasorda was Manager of the Albuquerque Dukes and he led the to a PCL Championship.  Back then they didn't give out Championship rings.  So the Albuquerque Isotopes presented  him with a Championship ring. 

I want to thank the Dodger legend.  He is responsible for bringing the Dodger organization back to Albuquerque. He will always be apart of Albuquerque.
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