Here is my story that aired last night on KABC 790 as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
We were playing the Padres one night at Dodger Stadium. All of a sudden Tom Niedenfuer throws at one of the Padre batters, and a big fight brakes out. When the press came to me after the game Kurt Bevacqua, of the Padres, accused the fat Italian of being the guy who started it all.
“Fat Italian?” I said. “Tell him to come by here and tell me himself.”
“Bevacqua should never pop off because he couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat, let alone hit a baseball.”
I told him that when I pitched I used to send a limousine to pick guys like him up to make sure they got to the ballpark. I used to let guys like him get a hit just so the manager would keep him in the line-up because I knew there would be three cinch outs.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the tape…