Nobody is more accustomed to attend the matches of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the former team manager Tom Lasorda, who is a figure very popular among the supporters. For the first time since a long time, the man of 92 years of age could not come to greet the crowd during the opening day of activities in the major league baseball.
The official MLB had no choice but to postpone the start of the regular season because of the pandemic of the virus COVID-19. Almost a national holiday across the United States, the”Opening Day” should be celebrated at home, and this is also the case for Lasorda.
“I do not even know what is happening with the world. […] Fortunately, I have the tv. I need it more than ever,” said the one who was manager of the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996 in the newspaper “Los Angeles Times”, Wednesday.
“I believe that this country will grow out of it. It is too strong and too big for that.”
In most of the games played at Dodger Stadium, Lasorda made an appearance on the giant screen during the seventh inning. He then gets a standing ovation warm all the supporters, who are familiar with the one that has allowed the city of angels to put the hand on two world Series during his reign.
“I’ll tell you, [without the Dodgers] I would really be lost,” said a member of the hall of fame of baseball. I don’t know what to do. It gives me the opportunity to stay with people, try to help them and the Dodgers. This is how I serve.”
Too proud to admit defeat so easily, Lasorda is convinced that Americans will regain their national pass-time soon enough and that he should not lose hope.
“I am privileged and honored to be here among the supporters. The buffs are the best thing in the world, he mentioned. They love to get out and go see the Dodgers play. We are at a point where we are no longer able to do so. We need to go back on the right path.”