Tommy Lasorda has an impressive amount of energy for a man his age, but he does seem a little lethargic in this interview—and by lethargic, I mean, he can barely hold his own head up.
It's both funny and sad (but mostly funny) to watch Tommy struggle his way through this lengthy Q and A
with WGN. Look, we kid Tommy because we love, but seriously ... the man is 81 years old! Whose idea was it to let him roast in the Southern California heat, with a sweater on and no hat, while two guys in Chicago confuse him with questions containing double negatives. He can't see, he can't hear, he can't complete his thoughts and the voices beamed into his head aren't helping matters. Can't you see the man needs his rest? At least get him a glass of lemonade and a Panama hat, for cryin' out loud.
Tommy only really perks up about 3 1/2 minutes in when asked about traitorous American ballplayers who refuse to defend their country's honor, which is pretty much the equivalent of punching the Statue of Liberty in the face. He loves his country with so much passion that now, even I need a nap.
TV Interview Interrupts Tommy Lasorda's Nap Time [Bugs and Cranks]