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Monday, January 19, 2009

Lisa Guerrero: Scouting the baseball scouts’ dinner (RR)

McCourt and spark-out?

All in all, a pretty impressive group of folks were in attendance. So who wouldn’t want to get dolled up, have a nice steak dinner and listen to these legends share baseball stories?

Apparently, Frank McCourt.

At exactly 9:28 p.m. the Dodgers owner stood up and made his exit—right in the middle of Dave Winfield’s speech. Guess he didn’t want to sit through the rest of the honorees. The ones he missed were Herzog, Brett,  Gossage and Tommy Lasorda (although, to be fair, McCourt can listen to Lasorda’s speeches any time he wants).

McCourt missed some great moments, including Gossage ribbing Brett about “the pine tar incident” and calling him “a cheater,” and an off-color joke by Herzog that I’d love to pass along here but Sports Editor Randy Harvey would just edit it out. Guess you had to be there, but McCourt wasn’t either. Maybe he had to rush home to catch “Saturday Night Live?”

...The combined years of Major League Baseball service of the legends that McCourt skipped out on are 152 and they have won a total of six World Series championships. McCourt’s years in the MLB: five. Number of championships: zero.

Repoz Posted: January 19, 2009 at 11:40 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:21 AM (#3055521)
Could this be the very first Joni Mitchell lead-in?
   2. Flynn Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:33 AM (#3055527)
Man, that's one vicious cougar.
   3. BeanoCook Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:44 AM (#3055536)
Is that the Lisa Guerrero?
   4. 1k5v3L Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:47 AM (#3055538)
Maybe he had to rush home to catch “Saturday Night Live?”
Probably digging up dirt for those new softball fields in South Central LA.
   5. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:55 AM (#3055543)
It is in fact THE Lisa Guerrero, though I refuse to think of her as aging beyond what she looked like when she co-hosted that horrible sports game show with Matt Vasgersian or whoever it was.
   6. Halofan Posted: January 20, 2009 at 01:01 AM (#3055553)
Looks like someone didn't buy enough print advertising with the Times for ticket sales this winter...
   7. Walt Davis Posted: January 20, 2009 at 01:43 AM (#3055583)
I'm sure the key to being a great owner of great championship teams is sticking around after the rubber chicken to hear off-color jokes from Whitey Herzog.
   8. The Adam Dunn Effort #44 Posted: January 20, 2009 at 02:01 AM (#3055603)
Lisa has taken writing lessons from TJ Simers it appears. Not a bad move.

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