Long-time baseball observers might recall the day when former Dodgers' manager Tommy LaSorda went off on a member of the press after Dave Kingman hit three home runs against his team.
The silly reporter asked LaSorda, "So, what is your opinion of Kingman's performance?"
LaSorda replied, "Well, he hit three (bleeping) home runs against us." The Dodgers' skipper then launched into a lengthy tirade filled with profanity, informing the reporter that he had asked a stupid question.
In fact, that was a stupid question. Can't disagree with LaSorda there.
Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto hit three home runs against the Cubs in a 9-0 Reds victory Wednesday. Let's hope that the enterprising Chicago media refrained from asking Cubs manager Lou Piniella what he thought of Votto's performance. That might provoke a tirade.
Speaking of tirades, be sure to read Friday's edition of The Beacon News. Members of our sports department will be writing about their favorite press conference meltdowns of all time in this week's Four Corners.