Lasorda suffers heart attack, in stable condition

Sadly, Tommy Lasorda doesn’t just give heart attacks, he gets them. Best wishes to the former Dodger manager, who is recovering at a New York hospital.

“Doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda’s heart,” the Dodgers said in a press release. “He is resting comfortably and in stable condition.”

“The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue,” Lasorda joked. “I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers.”

Update: Dylan Hernandez of the Times reports that Javy Guerra had knee surgery this morning and is expected to be sidelined from four to six weeks.

Dodgers at Phillies, 4:05 p.m.
Dee Gordon, SS
Elian Herrera, 3B
Juan Rivera, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
Alex Castellanos, LF
Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B
Matt Treanor, C
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF
Chad Billingsley, P

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    So now Dick Cheney and Tommy Lasorda have one thing in common: a stent!

    • Anonymous

      That is more than enough.

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing Tommy’s never shot a friend in the face.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

         Probably not. Hit him with a plate of pasta, though . . .

      • Anonymous

        He’s Italian. he would hire it out

  • Anonymous

    Best wishes Tommy. Get well soon.

  • http://twitter.com/nrmnbates Eric Enders

    Treanor catching a non-Capuano game?

    • Anonymous

      First time since April 22.  His 7 starts since then have all been for CC.

  • Christopher Staaf

    First, get well soon Tommy. 

    Second, Donnie must be listening. I thought giving Treanor a chance to catch Bills might help shake things up. I am sure AJ not getting on base yesterday also factored in the decision. However, why not give Bills a new catcher? It worked wonders for Zito in SF with Hector Sanchez. 

  • Anonymous

    The only guy on the planet to manage his team to WS titles, and manage his country to an Olympic gold medal – beating a heavily favored Cuban team in the process. When it comes to baseball, Lasorda is Gold.

    “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.”

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    O/T Transit of Venus comment: NASA TV from Hawai’i and Mauna Kea: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge/

    • Anonymous

      When I’m free at work at 4 pm, I’m taking my trusty solar glasses and doing some high quality staring at the sun.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

         Venus is starting to make its trip across. About 235 degrees on the picture at that website.

  • Anonymous

    Is it good or bad news that Kemp was name HR Derby captain?

    • Anonymous

       I think it’s good if the “captain” does not actually have to swing the bat.

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

    Chad Billingsley in April:
    4/6 (Ellis) 8 1/3 innings, 0 runs
    4/11 (Ellis) 6 innings, 1 run
    4/17 (Ellis) 6 innings, 2 runs
    4/22 (Treanor) 3 1/3 innings, 5 ER
    4/28 (Ellis) 7 innings, 1 R

    So, no, I’m not exactly buying that Ellis is the problem and Treanor is the savior.

    • Anonymous

      Love it when the numbers speak for themselves. 

    • Anonymous

      Then what could be the problem(s) with Bills…assuming there is a problem? Aside from the 3 1/3 inning stinker the April numbers were not bad. What were the May numbers?

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

         He’s an inconsistent pitcher who is in one of his down periods. He’s capable of being great, mediocre and lousy. 

        • Christopher Staaf

          In this case, two out of three is bad. 

          • bcmaiden

            I think he needs a change in scenery like Broxton. 

        • bcmaiden

          And when he’s in one of his down periods, he’s afraid of LH batters. He tries to keep the ball away from them but can’t hit corners.

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

    Dylan Hernandez says Javy Guerra had knee surgery and is out 4-6 weeks. 

  • Christopher Staaf

    Dre just saved Bills from another meltdown. 

    • Anonymous

      Billingsley, in Philadelphia, with a glamorized (mostly) Triple-A line-up against Cliff Lee. Sorry, not a recipe for a happy ending.

  • KT

    Nice catch Dre

  • Anonymous

    If Billingsley gets traded to some other team and goes all James McDonald for that team, I will deny knowing all of you.
    At least three times before the cock crows.

    • bcmaiden

      Bad comp Bob. Billz has been in the rotation for a billion years and JMac never got the chance. 

      • Anonymous

        You do know that Billingsley and McDonald are about the same age? 

        • bcmaiden

          Chad is 3 years older and that’s a lot in baseball years. Regardless, the comp is bad because it looks like JMac might be a better pitcher who wasn’t given the opportunity in LA. One of the many Ned trades that still irks me to no end.

          • Anonymous

            Billingsley DOB: 7/29/1984. McDonald DOB: 10/19/1984

          • Anonymous

            bcm is clearly wrong on the facts, but many of us would agree that McDonald-Dotel was a horrendous trade.

          • Anonymous

            I guess she got years and months confused.

          • bcmaiden

            My bad, when I looked up JMac there were 2 (different spelling). I looked at the wrong one who was born in 1987. 

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

            trading him is one thing. trading him for an almost 40 closer who isn’t on the roster 3 months later is a whole other thing. I felt the same about Edwin Jackson. It’s not the trading of talent, it’s the talent we get back. At least at the time, even though I didn’t like it, Pedro was traded for an All Star 2nd baseman..not a guy who will pitch 60 innings or so for the year.

  • KT

    Nice stop Alex

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

    NPUT

  • Anonymous

    What a nightmare.