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Tommy Lasorda Remembers The End Of Candlestick Park

As painfully awkward as it was to listen to the forced banter between Tommy Lasorda and Reggie Jackson on the Fox broadcast on Saturday, Lasorda still has his moments.

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For instance, in his blog today, Lasorda remembers the last game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco:

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The last game at Candlestick, September 30, 1999, was between the Giants and the Dodgers, and I was on hand for it. As part of the celebration of the many games played there between the rivals the Giants asked me reenact that long walk and blow kisses to the fans, and I was happy to do it.

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Well, when I made that walk they were booing me tremendously. I got to home plate and there was a microphone set up for me to say a few words to the crowd.

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“I finally figured it out,” I said to the crowd.

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“You don’t hate me. You hate yourselves because you love me!”

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And yes, the Dodgers beat the Giants that day 9-4.

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Well played, Tommy.