Lasorda on Jack Johnson snub: You do not talk to the opposition


Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda made some waves last night by snubbing Columbus’ Jack Johnson during the ceremonial faceoff prior to the Kings-Jackets game.

What’s more, the snub was intentional.

Those thinking the 85-year-old Lasorda simply forgot to acknowledge Johnson — after shaking Dustin Brown’s hand — got clarification from Fox Sports West’s Patrick O’Neal during the game.

(FF to :40)

I have no idea if Lasorda is aware of Johnson’s history with Los Angeles but, for the sake of an awesome narrative, I’m going to pretend he does.

In a related story, the Kings beat the Jackets 2-1 last night, putting them undefeated on the year in games where Lasorda publicly disses the opposition’s alternate captain.


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