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Posted on 07/03/2008 11:38:17 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
As a die-hard Padres fan, I have to say that I have a newfound love for Tommy Lasorda. Go see what he says, and you'll understand how a Dodger could bring a Padres fan to tears off the field.
They are still adding videos to the site, and now anybody can upload non-political/non-partisan videos, pictures and words of gratitude and support for America's wonderful military men and women. To help get the word about Moment of Thanks out to those men and women, Soldiers' Angels (who has been giving guidance and providing contacts on this project) has been given thousands of postcards advertising the site. They are already being included in care packages so that our military men and women will know about this wonderful project. And Soldiers' Angels will also be passing out Moment of Thanks flyers and recording Thank You messages at events around the country all summer.
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Amazing. As a die-hard Giants fan I hate Tommy Lasorda a little bit less now than I did before the day began. :)
Tommy’s a class act. I remember that he was one of the few celebrities that took a stand in favor of allowing Elian Gonzalez to stay in the United States. In his speech on the issue, he addressed the EVILS of communism. This son of Norristown will always be good people in my book.
Figures. The site is “off-line” right now. I’m not sure what Tommy Lasorda says, but if it has something to do with support for our troops then I will be forced to change my opinion of him somewhat (being that I’m a Giant’s fan).
Sorry Dad, I hope it comes back up soon!
It’s okay. Not you’re fault. I’ll keep checking.
It’s back up. Quite the message from Tommy to our troops. I say, “God Bless you, Tommy, and thanks for letting our troops know they are supported at home”.
What a great video statement. Thanks for the ping. He always made his hometown proud.
Tommy is the real deal. A little bit of a blowhard but straight ahead and full of heart.
He’s the reason I’ve been a Dodger’s fan for over 20 years. Long story short: some friends and I (who were huge Braves fans) went to see the Dodgers play the Braves in Atlanta (Joe Torre was their manager) when we kids. We wanted to get some autographs and talk to some of our “idols” during warmups. Joe Torre was such a rude ass he told us to leave the dugout area, he didn’t want his players bothered. We went over to the Dodgers’ dugout, Tommy Lasorda invited us down into the dugout so we could see what it was like to sit in it, he answered all the questions we could think of, and he pulled his players off the field to come and talk to us. We told him then he had made the Dodgers some new fans- we cheered for them the whole game even though we all had our Braves gear on (we weren’t too popular with that part of the crowd because we were sitting behind the Brave’s dugout).
Tommy’s old enough to remember tough times. That’s the difference between his generation and the rest of us. We are about to lose the last of those guys. We’ll be completely unteethered then.
Oh well, I guess we can have our own great depression and re-learn everything.
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