"Ignorance is not bliss. In this case, ignorance is Tommy"
, Jon opines, and for all that Fire Tommy Lasorda
is something of a gag blog, at the same time it's important to note that I may be wrong about his influence. I've called him "the vampire Lasorda" and a "Rasputin" in the past, but it may well be that I overstate his importance within the organization. Did he call out Buddy Black as a name the Dodgers would be "crucified" for mentioning as a managerial candidate even yesterday
? And who do the Dodgers tap the very same day
I side with Jon. Lasorda may have just bought his ticket to Vice President, Asian Scouting, or some other job that involves being far, far away from Los Angeles. If that is indeed the case, the point of this blog no longer applies, and I shall retire it forthwith. But we still need further evidence of his expulsion from Frank's inner circle.