The case of the missing pig:

Joe Becwith

Here is my story from last night that aired on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:

We were playing in Atlanta, and one of our pitchers, Joe Beckwith, came over to me and said, “Hey skip, how about coming over to the lounge?  I’ve got a bunch of guys from Auburn University (where he went to school) and tell us some stories.” 

So I went over to talk to his friends.  He introduced me to everybody and we talked for a while.  One of the guys raised Yorkshire pigs, which are supposed to be the best. 

Two weeks later I received a big box at Dodger Stadium, and something in the box was moving.  I opened the box and there was a Yorkshire pig.  Before the game started I let it out of the box and kept it in my office.

About the sixth inning I get a call in the dugout. 

“Mr. Lasorda?”

It was the people upstairs in the infirmary on the eighth floor.

“Do you own a pig?”

“Yeah, why?” I asked.

“There is a pig walking around up here.”

Jay Johnstone and those guys put the pig in the elevator and pressed 8.  When the door opened the pig walked out!

We had to send someone up there to get the pig and bring him back home where he belongs.

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