This video — apparently taken circa 1990 — of Tommy Lasorda being irascible and flipping out on a camera crew was posted to YouTube yesterday and shared by VinScullyIsMyHomeboy.com.
Here is a transcription of Lasorda’s tirade — in verse form, of course:
Hey, tell them son of a bitches up there
that if I go one more fucking time
and this thing don’t work,
I’m gonna grab their fucking asses.
I’m fucking tired of this shit.
I gotta get ready now.
I gotta get
in the right fucking frame ‘a mind.
(Think good thoughts).
A few disjointed thoughts about this clip:
1. It needs to be noted in Lasorda’s defense that he is from Philadelphia (well, Norristown, more specifically), where we are shocked that only one out of every ten words he uttered in this tirade was “fuck.”
2. Tommy Lasorda has looked the same age for the last 30 years, at least. It wasn’t so great for him when he looked 75 at the age of 60, but now that he’s 84, I guess it’s not half bad.
3. I think this has some meme potential: