Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda hosted the sixth annual Tommy Lasorda Open golf tournament at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale on Monday afternoon with proceeds befitting the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Among the participants were former MLB players Carlos May and Billy Pierce.
Lasorda, who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles, has been around baseball since 1954 and has seen far too much damage to the game he loves because of performance-enhancing drugs.
As Alex Rodriguez continues to play for the Yankees while appealing a possible 214-game ban, the situation hasn't sat well with Lasorda.
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"He deserves everything that they throw at him," Lasorda said emphatically. "He committed the worst sin that you can commit, and that's not good for baseball. We don't need people like that in baseball. We've got to clean the game up, and the commissioner is doing everything possible to clean it up."
While Lasorda zeroed in on Rodriguez, 12-time All Star Mike Piazza wouldn't name A-Rod specifically when discussing the "black eyes" in baseball.
"There's no one bigger than the sport, and unfortunately there are people that obviously give a black eye. And I'm not talking about anybody in specific, I'm talking about throughout history, but ultimately the game will move on," Piazza said.