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With "sadness", I remember Tommy Lasorda.

In 1988, I invited Tommy to Santa Rosa to speak to our Summer Team and we sold out the Vets building [800]. I bought 24 books "Artful Dodger" from the Dodgers,
Tommy signed each one and I did not keep a signed copy.

Later during our Goodwill Series with Japan and Korea. I asked Tommy to speak to our American Team. He did not mince his words. Once time during a Area Code tryout in Denver, "I spoke to the parents. "only the scouts can place the players" my cell phone rang it was Tommy. He said I want to place a player in the AC games.

I then told the parents that Lasorda has spoken!!


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