Real Fan Life: Tommy Lasorda

For the third episode of the #RealFanLife podcast, we changed things up and focused on one guest: former Dodgers manager and MLB legend Tommy Lasorda. Really, why have anyone else on when you can hear the 87-year-old talk about everything from his first game in the big leagues to why Yasiel Puig reminds him of Raul Mondesi?

We also covered his work with “that lad,” Joc Pederson, his disdain for the new pace-of-play rules, his love of Cuba, the eccentricities of Bill “Spaceman” Lee and why Gil Hodges deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

Oh, and there’s also a new book about Tommy out now called My Way, which you can pick up for even more amazing baseball stories from Lasorda, players and fans alike.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.