Lasorda uses A's series to evoke memories of Dodgers' last championship
As the Dodgers opened a two-game series with the A's in Oakland on Tuesday, former manager Tommy Lasorda recalled a very special trip the Dodgers took to Oakland 27 years ago.
In 1988, the Dodgers and A's met up in the World Series. After Kirk Gibson's heroics won Game 1 for the Dodgers, the Boys in Blue pulled away with Game 2 and held a two-game lead heading up to Oakland.
The A's swiped Game 3, but the Dodgers bounced back for wins in Games 4 and 5, notching their second World Series title in seven years.
The always outspoken Lasorda will be the first to remind you of it, too, posting a throwback photo of him celebrating the Game 5 win in Oakland to his Twitter page on Tuesday.
While the Dodgers won a championship against the A's that year, they haven't had much success against them since, posting a 10-18 record against Oakland in regular-season matchups.
The Dodgers have made the postseason eight times since '88, but have yet to return to, or win, a World Series.
And we can only imagine that the 87-year-old Lasorda would post plenty more celebratory photos if the Dodgers bring a World Series back to Los Angeles this year.