10/13/08

Ugh.

I'm embarrassed by the ill treatment given to LA Dodgers baseball manager Tommy Lasorda by San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. But then I hate the Board of Supervisors even more than I hate the Dodgers.
Tommy Lasorda has withdrawn as grand marshal of Sunday's Italian Heritage Day Parade due to a public stink about his selection and because organizers couldn't ensure that he would get to Los Angeles in time to see his beloved Dodgers play Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier threatened to introduce a resolution calling for Lasorda's ouster from the parade because of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry. Alioto-Pier called the former Dodgers manager "enemy No. 1" in San Francisco. She never introduced the measure.

"I'm not going to go. They made a big thing out of it," Lasorda said Friday as he watched the Dodgers' batting practice in preparation for their game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Alioto-Pier's resolution also called Dodger fans "boastful and smug."
Asked if the episode bothered him, Lasorda said, "Sure it did, putting up a resolution to get me not to be the grand marshal. How would you feel?

"I wanted to do it because I love San Francisco, I really do. I love the city. We have a rivalry there. What the hell? That's the way it is."

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1 comment:

Frances said...

How childish! And this is someone with authority over the local government? Should't she/he be doing something constructive, like raising taxes or something? And Kudos to Lasorda for saying it bothered him.

Frances