Lasorda: 'I think I'm gonna kill myself' if Dodgers don't win
Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda doesn't ask for much in his 10th decade of life. Just a few more wins from his team.
The legendary Hall of Fame skipper was honored by Los Angeles City Council on Friday to celebrate his 90th birthday, which occurred last month. Council awarded Lasorda a certificate of honor in celebration of his day, and all he's accomplished for both the city and the Dodgers.
Upon accepting the award, Lasorda proved once again that he continues to bleed nothing but Dodger blue in his old age, as he revealed the one birthday present he wants this year: a World Series championship for his team.
"Thank you for the honor. May God bless each and every one of you - and if the Dodgers don't win this time, I think I'm gonna kill myself," Lasorda said, to much laughter and applause from the crowd.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers for parts of 21 seasons from 1976-96, and led them to their most recent World Series title in 1988. Since that championship, the Dodgers have made it to the NLCS on five separate occasions, including this year, but haven't been able to advance back to the Fall Classic.