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Dodgers: A Very Encouraging Update on Tommy Lasorda



Dodgers fans have been anxiously waiting for an update on Tommy Lasorda since the legendary manager ended up in the ICU in early November. The last update we got was through a conversation with Fred Claire when we talked with him last week. Fred had said Tommy was doing well but was still in the hospital.

The latest update on the former Dodgers manager is very good. Tommy is expected to be released from the hospital on December 23, just in time for Christmas. Tommy had been out of the Intensive Care Unit since Thanksgiving and reportedly has kept improving since then from his heart trouble

Lasorda was the Dodgers manager from 1976 to 1996. He won two World Series as the manager and was named manager of the year on two different occasions. Lasorda also managed to 2000 United States Olympic team, leading them to a gold medal over Cuba. 

During a regular season, Tommy spends almost every home game at Chavez Ravine watching his team. He currently serves as a special advisor to the chairman for the Dodgers and even attends most events. At 93 years old, Tommy is still as active as ever. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Tommy was a big rah rah positive influence to the press and the outside world regarding our Dodgers. He was a great manager and he DID sometimes rub players the wrong way; but it was all about winning the game. Hope he gets 100% and lives to see the century mark.

  2. Good to hear Tommy is doing better. He still has work to do because he chooses to keep being involved in his passion for the love of Baseball

  3. We love you Tommy. Give ’em hell and get out of there soon. We need you with us for the repeat next year.

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