Quotations by Tommy Lasorda

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Born: Thursday, September 22, 1927
Profession: Coach
Nationality: American


About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Success, Failure)

Always give an autograph when somebody asks you.
- Tommy Lasorda

Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Home, Baseball, Driving)

Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Love, Kissing, Pretty)

I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.
- Tommy Lasorda

I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Sky)

I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Love)

Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: People)

Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Flies)

My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Theory)

No, we don't cheat. And even if we did, I'd never tell you.
- Tommy Lasorda

People say you can't go out and eat with your players. I say why not.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: People)

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Failure, Pressure, Thinking, Vocabulary, Word)

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Determination, Difference, Lies, Man)

The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Weather, Worry)

There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Baseball, Wonder)

When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.
- Tommy Lasorda







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