At 85, Lasorda Still Selling the Game

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Now that we can sweep the college football season away, much like Alabama did to Notre Dame, it is time to set our sporting sights forward.

There is the NBA, college basketball, even a hockey-light season. Or is that a light hockey season?

Nor should we forget that spring training is approaching. To that end, we spend a day with Tom Lasorda, Mr. Dodger Blue Heaven. Need a baseball boost, see Tommy. He is the Viagra of enthusiasm.

When people ask me about spring training," Lasorda says, "I tell them I have a weight problem. I can't wait for it to get here."

Lasorda is 85 but says he feels younger. We tell him he doesn't look a day over 841/2.

"I'm just shooting for 15 more," he says.

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