Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shame on Tommy Lasorda - Choses Dodgers Over Grand Marshsall of SF Columbus Parade



Despite the Strong Rivalry between the Los Angles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, San Francisco graciously selected Tommy Lasorda as its Grand Marshall for the San Francisco Columbus Day Parade.


 However, when the Dodgers reached the Playoffs, and it appeared that appearing as the Grand Marshall in San Francisco might possibly result in Lasorda getting to the Dodgers-Phillies third game in Los Angeles  late,
Lasorda bowed out of the Columbus Day Parade, with short notice.


Tommy, merely filling your big belly with pasta is Not the proper  tribute to your Heritage !!!!!

Tommy Lasorda Chooses Dodgers over Parade


Oct. 11, 2008


SAN FRANCISCO, -- The Giants-Dodgers rivalry and a tight schedule means ex-LA skipper Tommy Lasorda is out as grand marshal at San Francisco's Italian Heritage Parade.

Lasorda was unsure he could attend Sunday's parade and then get to Los Angeles in time to watch the Dodgers play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the National League championship, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Michela Alioto-Pier, San Francisco supervisor and Giants fan who described Dodgers fans as "boastful and smug," responded by calling Lasorda "Enemy No. 1" and threatening introduction of a resolution calling for Lasorda to be fired as grand marshal. Lasorda took the hint Friday.

"I'm not going to go. They made a big thing out of it," Lasorda said Friday in Los Angeles as he watched batting practice.

Lasorda, who joined the Dodgers in 1961 as a scout and served as manager from 1976 to 1996, said his withdrawal was nothing against the city or Italian-Americans.

"I wanted to do it because I love San Francisco, I really do," he said. "We have a rivalry there. That's the way it is."

Joe Garbarino of Marin Sanitary Service, known for his promotion of recycling, is to serve as grand marshal in his stead.


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