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WATCH: Dodgers Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda Lights Torch Before Rams Game

Watch former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda light the torch at the LA Coliseum.



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    Tommy Lasorda lit the torch at the LA Memorial Coliseum before the Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

    It's your duty, Judy.

    Fans in Los Angeles are used to seeing former Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda behind home plate at Chavez Ravine, but Angelinos got a treat on Sunday at the LA Memorial Coliseum when the former manager surprised the crowd by lighting the ceremonial Olympic torch before the game.

    The 89-year-old was on the sideline before the game and was seen speaking with Rams president and COO Kevin Demoff.

    The two-time World Series manager was the skipper for the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996 and shared the city with the Rams for 18 of his 20-year tenure with the boys in blue.

    Lasorda's catchphrase is "blue heaven on earth," but it was hardly angelic on the field as the Rams gave up 21 straight points to the Atlanta Falcons to start the game. In case you missed it, the video of Lasorda lighting the torch is below.


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