Tommy Lasorda is to baseball what Ronald Reagan was to the Presidency. Both are public relations specialists. Both are likable. Both have never been held responsible for their mistakes.
Lasorda says he is sorry to see Valenzuela go, but who allowed Fernando to be overpitched, letting him throw 130-140 pitches a game?
Keep smiling and hugging your players, Tommy.
SHELDON M. DIEHL