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Outside The Confines: Saying goodbye to a legend

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One of the biggest larger-than-life figures in the game has passed. The repercussions from the Mets/Indians deal.

World Series:Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Dodgers, Octobe 20, 1988 Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

It’s my first day back on the OTC beat. I hope that you’re all kind to me as I get back into the rhythm of things. Thank you to Ashley for taking over and doing such a good job in my absence and she’ll be back on Wednesday at this same bat channel as we are splitting duties here.

Tommy Lasorda was a legend. He certainly wasn’t a perfect person and he was certainly a lot of fun to make fun of, but there has been no better salesman for the game of baseball over the past several decades. If you listened to him long enough, you could almost convince yourself you were a Dodgers fan too.

I imagine he’ll show up at the Pearly Gates and St. Peter will say to him “One question before you go in, Tommy. What is your opinion of Kingman’s performance?”

Here we go. Let’s see if I remember how to do this.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.