Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You Can Leave Your Hat Off

We didn't make it to the bullfights in Mexico City this weekend, but that's okay, because Tommy Lasorda went in our place. Seriously. He's in town in his capacity as some sort of Ambassador-at-Large for the World Baseball Classic, and is actually a very big hero here for no other reason than having managed Fernando Valenzuela in Los Angeles. So big, in fact, that the Mexican bullfighter Fermin Spínola did Lasorda the honor of dedicating the first bull to him - signified by bullfighter giving the person his hat to hold - upon which Lasorda committed a horrific breach of protocol by putting the hat on, earning himself a round of whistles and boos from the crowd.

As Irwin Fletcher once said, "I hate Tommy Lasorda."

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