Originally Posted by Reds1
It will be interesting to see what the Reds will put out there tonight with all their sickness. I saw a pretty cool article where Dusty said he was sick playing for LA Dodgers and Lasorda wouldn't let him go home and he was in uni laying on the training table. They came and got him in the 11th and he hit a game winning HR. He said he didn't even remember it. Love those classic old stories.
Mike Piazza tells the story that when he was a rookie, he tweaked something trying to hit home runs in BP with Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry. The trainer told him he'd better go talk to Tommy, so went into the office, told Lasorda what happened, and Lasorda said, "You know, Mike, you're important to us and we want you healthy for the long haul. You just tell me what you think is best."
Piazza said, "Well, to be honest, I really don't think I can play tonight."
"You CAN'T PLAY? What the F***? You telling me you CAN'T PLAY? J**** C*****! . . ."