Tommy Lasorda better get ready to assume the position pictured above. If San Francisco County Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier gets her way, Lasorda will be bounced out of his position as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Italian-American Parade.
Alioto-Pier wants a “local Italian-American” like Joe Montana or Barry Zito to have the honor of leading the parade.
“We can’t have Tommy Lasorda come to San Francisco for the Italian American parade,” she told the [San Francisco Chronicle]. “He’s like enemy No. 1 right now. If you don’t think this is important, you should move to L.A.”
Now that’s reppin’ your hood. However I’m not sure Barry Zito is the right move unless he’s on a float honoring massive wastes of money. That’s about as worthwhile as a float of when Tony saw Angela in the shower on Who’s The Boss. Who does more damage to the Giants? Lasorda or Zito. Zito’s enemy #1 by a long shot. Perhaps he should sleep with the sharks in the bay. An Italian problem deserves an Italian response.
Perhaps surprisingly, many readers choosing to comment on the story enthusiastically backed Lasorda. “Want a great meal in North Beach? Ask Tommy where to go, not Alioto dash blankyblank,” wrote one. Penned another: “Tommy Lasorda is all about being Italian and enjoying great food. Zito will be booed and Montana would never come.”
Low expectation having muthafuckas. How about Tony Siragusa as a compromise? He may not live in the Bay area but he did try to take Rich Gannon’s head off in a playoff game. The Raiders play in the Bay Area. San Francisco’s in the Bay Area. Three degrees of separation. No problem. Do it.