By Sam Bush
Tommy LaSorda was born in Norristown and he never lost his blue-collar edge, as he demonstrated in this tirade.
After a 10-7 loss to the Cubs on May 14, 1978, Lasorda went off when asked about Dave Kingman’s three-homer day.
“What’s my opinion of Kingman’s performance? What the f–k do you think my opinion is of it? I think it was f–king bulls–t. Put that in. I don’t f–king care,” he said. “What’s my opinion of his performance? S–t. He beat us with three f–king home runs. What the f–k do you mean, ‘What is my opinion of his performance?’ How can you ask me a question like that?
“What is my opinion of his performance? S–t.. He hit three home runs. S–t. I’m f–king pissed off to lose a f–king game, and you ask me my opinion of his performance? S–t. I mean that’s a tough question to ask me, ‘What is my opinion of his performance?’”