Tommy Is Coming

While announcing a new manager is always exciting, when the Dodgers are involved, they find a way to invariably ratchet up the excitement “to 11,” as our friends in Spinal Tap would say.  Case in point, we just received word that none other than Tommy Lasorda himself will be in Albuquerque on Wednesday to help us formally announce Tim Wallach as our new manager. 

Unfortunately, the event is not open to the public, but it illustrates the commitment the Dodgers are bringing to this renewed relationship with Albuquerque, a commitment that we’re confident Isotopes fans will see in myriad ways throughout the season.

When you think about it, Lasorda’s presence makes perfect symmetrical sense.  Who better to bring in this new Triple-A partnership between Los Angeles and the Isotopes than the man who managed the first Triple-A team in Albuquerque in 1972?  That season, Lasorda led the Dukes to a 92-56 record and the first of eight Pacific Coast League crowns.   Plus, Wallach himself played for Lasorda and the Dodgers from 1993-96. 

It all portends to a very special and exciting season.      


  1. oldbrooklynfan

    I can’t think of a better man for any occasion than Tommy Lasorda and it’s good to see the Dodger keeping it in the family naming Tim Wallach manager of the Isotopes.
    A lot great Dodgers came out of Albuquerque.

  2. newmexicofan

    That’s GREAT!! I know the partnership is going to work out well! I am so excited you can’t believe it!! Can season ticket holders go to the press conference?

  3. ramslover

    Look forward to constant updates on the AAA team….Tim Wallach played the game the right way so he should be a fine choice…Also it would be neat to see his son Matt play for him

  4. Dodger4life

    Welcome to the Dodger family, Tommy what a thrill!!!!
    GO TOPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dodger4life

    Welcome Topes to the Dodger family.
    Tommy is coming what a thrill ๐Ÿ™‚
    GO TOPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry! Busy Day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good Luck This Year Go Get Them!!!!!!

  6. crzblue2

    I am always amazed at Tommy’s energy attending so many events. I’ve seen him at speech events a few times and no matter how many times I hear the same jokes, he always make me laugh.
    Take it easy Tommy and take good care of yourself. .
    Emma _poster at ITD (InsidetheDodgers) blog.

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