Jerry Reuss the tie cutter:
Here is my story that aired on KABC 790 as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
We were playing I Montreal, and we went to this very nice restaurant. Everybody has a special tie that they really like and always want to wear. I had a special tie on that I loved very dearly. We sat down to eat, and Jerry Reuss, Steve Garvey and Jay Johnstone were at another table.
The waitress came over and told me that those three guys would like to buy me a drink.
“I don’t accept drinks from strangers,” I said.
Well here comes Reuss.
“You think we are strangers?” he said.
He grabbed my tie and cut it about three inches below the knot. I wanted to cry when he cut that tie…