Boy did they surprise me! The good people of Midland came out to see the Loons play and see me have my number (2) retired.
They also renamed a part of Dow Diamond after me, as it is now called Lasorda’s Laning. What an honor!
After all the fanfare, which was very humbling, I had the opportunity to address the sold-out crowd. I thanked them for their support of the Loons, and their support of me and the Dodgers. We are very fortunate to be affiliated with such a first class organization.
I would also like to congratulate Juan Bustabad and his coaches on the outstanding job they are doing preparing the young ball players to make it to Dodger Stadium. Keep your eye on the players on this Loons team because in a few years you will see quite a few of them in the big leagues.
My next stop is New York. On Sunday I am being inducted into the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame.