The Corner Office
The Japanese have a tradition of placing failed corporate executives into corner offices with meaningless titles, where they can't hurt anything. The Dodgers must have hoped Tommy Lasorda was in a similar situation before, but now he really is with the announcement that he's going to be an Ambassador At Large for the World Baseball Cup.
"Tommy Lasorda is a baseball icon and is the perfect person to serve as Ambassador for the World Baseball Classic," said Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. "Tommy has assembled one of the most distinguished careers of anyone in the game, and his experiences in both Major League Baseball and international play will be great assets to the tournament."I agree, and anything that keeps Tommy out of the Dodgers clubhouse is a good thing.