The Dodgers won 104 games, more than any other Major League Baseball team this season, but Lasorda is keeping the pressure on. During a celebration of his 90th birthday with the Los Angeles City Council last month, he begged for the team to end its 29-year championship drought.
“Thank you for the honor,” Lasorda said (via ABC 7 in Los Angeles). “May God bless each and every one of you — and if the Dodgers don’t win this time, I think I’m going to kill myself.”
Lasorda, who underwent a procedure to replace his pacemaker in May and sometimes uses a motorized wheelchair, remains a special adviser to the Dodgers’ chairman and likes this team’s chances.
“I hope so. I think so. I believe so,” Lasorda told the Los Angeles Times recently. “I believe we are going to do it. We’d better do it.”
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