• Anonymous

    Remarkable piece of footage from “Airplane” that you found, Jon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

    so funny! I think I have used this scene a few times in my own life when trying to focus and or get my mind off something else.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    ‘The Wire: The Musical’ – bit.ly/Mcg878

    • Anonymous

      Spectacularly original. Hilarious, to boot! Can I audition for the syringe?

  • http://profiles.google.com/michaelgreen327 Michael Green

    Wonderful.  As I recall, Lasorda managed Borbon in the winter leagues and told the story of going to take him out and Pedro throwing the ball over the roof of the stadium.  Borbon was embarrassed and Lasorda asked if it was the first time he’d done it.  Pedro said yes.  Tommy said, well, you have two more to catch up with me.

  • Anonymous

    I must have seen him pitch against the Dodgers 20 times, but when I read his obit yesterday, the first image that came to my mind was the Airplane! scene. RIP.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • http://twitter.com/madbeatboy Rob Carnachan

    Wasn’t Borbon involved in that game where the Dodgers blasted 8 homers off Reds pitchers at Dodger Stadium in ’79?  I think he gave up a few and then beaned a Dodger hitter, touching off a fairly vigorous brawl.  I might be confusing two different games though.  Always liked him.

    • Anonymous

      May 25, 1979. I remember because it was the first game I ever videotaped and watched later. I had to attend a wedding that night.

      The Reds pitchers were Seaver, Hume, Pastore and Tomlin. Seaver gave up 2 home runs and Pastore the other 5. According to the box score, no players on either team were HBP in the game.