I had a scoop. Man, I had a scoop. Little ol' me from the San Bernardino Sun.
Found myself the only media member in the Dodgers clubhouse on that Sunday morning in the final game before the 1990 All-Star game when I heard the explosion. Manager Tommy Lasorda had his office door closed, but you could still hear the screaming in the clubhouse.
I turned to ageless clubhouse attendant Mitch Poole and asked incredulously, “Is that …?”
“Gibby,” he said in a whisper, like saying it aloud might bring the wrath of the baseball gods down upon him.
Someone was screaming back. It was General Manager Fred Claire. I looked around the clubhouse. It...