Don Zimmer’s dream:

Don Zimmer, Ralph Avila, Tommy Lasorda

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

Don Zimmer and I were teammates for a long time.  Everybody knew that he loved to go to the race track.  So one day he was sleeping and he had a dream.  He dreamt that he was flying in an airplane, and instead of people sitting in the seats there were big hats.  He dreamt that he was driving down the street in a car and instead of people walking on sidewalk there were big hats walking.

He broke out in a sweat, woke up and told his wife.

“I’ve got $3,000 left.  I am going to the track, and if I find a horse running named Hat I’m going to bet the $3,000 on him.”

He goes to the track, and three hours later he comes home dejected and depressed.

“What happened?” asked his wife.

“I went a bought a program,” he said.  “There wasn’t a horse named Hat, but in the fifth race there was a horse running named Hat Rack.  I figured that’s it, you put the hat on the hat rack, so I bet the $3,000 to win.”

They come out of the gate and Hat Rack is leading by nine lengths at the first turn.  They finally come down the stretch and he gets beat out by a nose by a horse that paid 90-1.

“What was the name of the horse that won?” she asked.

It was a horse named Sombrero…

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