Yesterday, Tommy Lasorda -- a staunch advocate for soldiers and veterans -- spoke at a luncheon for the Disabled Veterans Business Council of California. Of all the men there, Tommy was particularly impressed with one. He writes:
His name is Augustine Curiel, and he served in the U.S. Navy. First, and most importantly, he impressed me with his call to duty as he served his country in war. Second, he is a Dodger fan.
How do I know that?
Well, he lost an eye, and embedded in his glass eye is the Dodger logo.
No, Tommy has not finally crossed the threshold from the land of the sane to one where everyone sees Dodgers logos everywhere they look. The guy really had one embedded in his eye.
Tommy goes on:
There's a saying in this country; if you don't pull for the Dodgers, you may not get into heaven.
(Actually, that's not so much a saying as it is something Tommy came up with and refers to as a saying.)