Ben Sheets, you’re Golden @USABaseball @Brewers:

Sports Illustrated

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

This story is about a young man who is very dear to me, who played for the Brewers.  But I met him before he was in the big leagues.  The young man is Ben Sheets, and this story is about Ben and our 2000 U.S .Olympic team that won the Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia.

We were getting ready to play Cuba for the Gold Medal, and Ben was going to be our pitcher.  I was having dinner with him and having a little father-son chat.

“Ben,” I said. “You’ll probably go to Milwaukee and win 20 games, maybe even a Cy Young award.  But tonight Ben, you are going to pitch the biggest game of your life.  You are going to pitch for the United States of America!”

He looked up at me and asked, “Who are we playing?”

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