Here is my story that aired on KABC 790 as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
Tony LaRussa and the Cardinals were struggling. I was talking to him about it and offered a little advice.
“What’s the greatest horse classic in this country?” I asked Tony.
The Kentucky Derby.
“In that classic are supposed to be 10 or 12 of the greatest horses in the world, right?”
“Aboard those 10 or 12 great horses are supposed to be 10 or 12 of the greatest jockeys, right?”
“When that great jockey is aboard hat great horse, what does he have in his hand?”
“Why does he have to have a whip if he thinks he’s aboard the greatest horse in the world? Does he hit that horse coming out of the gate? He hits in on the backside when he’s coming down the stretch to extract every ounce of energy, every ounce of determination that the horse has.”
Tony, get yourself a whip!