I want to work for the Dodgers even when I’m dead:
Here is the story that aired yesterday on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
One day I was talking to Peter O’Malley and he asked me if I really and truly love the Dodgers as I say.
“You better believe it, Peter,” I said. “In fact, I want to work for the Dodgers when I am dead and gone.”
“Wait one minute,” he said. “I can understand you saying you love the Dodgers, but how in the world can you work for the Dodgers when you are dead?”
When I die I want my wife to put on my tombstone, “Dodger Stadium was his address, but every ballpark was his home.”
But he still wanted to know how I could work for the Dodgers when I was dead.
I told him that when the people were at the cemetery visiting their loved ones, they can go to Lasorda’s grave to see if the Dodgers are playing at home or on the road because I want my wife to put the Dodger schedule on my tombstone.
How many people are walking the streets of the country can honestly and truthfully say they want to work for their company even when they are dead? If they do, they are without a doubt a happy person.
So in spring training Peter O’Malley presented me with a tombstone, and on it the epitaph read:
Tom Lasorda, a Dodger
And there is a heart with a drop of blood painted blue. It went on to say:
Dodger Stadium was his address, but every ballpark was his home