October 15, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers team photographer Jon SooHoo takes a picture of former manager Tommy Lasorda before the Dodgers play against the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Lasorda rips Alex Rodriguez


Another day, another sports personality ripping Alex Rodriguez.

This time, it’s former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. He doesn’t believe Rodriguez’s 162-game ban is enough.

“He should have gotten more,” Lasorda said Tuesday at a Baseball Assistance Team charity event in Manhattan via Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “What he’s done? He’s trying to ruin the game. You can’t do that.

“He’s going to keep on trying to do something, but he’s got a suspension. He should just sit back and fill it out.”

Lasorda even admitted he would hit players who blatantly cheated.

“If I’m pitching and I know that guy up there is using that stuff, I’d hit him right in the mouth. I’d say, ‘Go in and take another shot of it.’ Why should they be allowed to do that and others not allowed? It’s not right. We’ve got to get this baseball game to where the fans can understand everything is on the same level — each guy has the same opportunities. That’s the way it should be. That’s the way it used to be. We never heard of steroids. Christ, half the guys couldn’t even spell it.”

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