Jack Fimple did what???
Here is my story that aired last night on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
At the end of the season we call up players from minor leagues. One time we called up about four players from the triple-A club. Three of them arrived together, but the only missing player was Jack Fimple. I was upset and wanted to know why he wasn’t on the plane with those other three players.
Finally, the next day he arrives. He hands me a letter. It was a letter signed by the taxi cab driver. The letter stated that he had a flat tire, and that is the reason he missed the plane.
Now can you believe a note from the taxi driver?
When he finally arrived we were playing in Cincinnati. The bus was scheduled to leave at 4 p.m. and we all go down to get on the bus to go to the ball park.
But the bus was gone.
I asked our traveling secretary, Billy DeLury, what happened to the bus, but he didn’t know either.
We found out that Jack Fimple got on the bus early, but didn’t see anybody. He thought he arrived late and told the bus driver to go right away.