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What’s Your Opinion of Kingman’s Dot Com?

Quick, what’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Dave Kingman? The rat he sent a chick reporter in the mail? Maybe. That he’s the guy with the most career homers of any player not in the Hall of Fame, leaving formerly proud Darrell Evans in the dust?

Nah, c’mon, who you kidding? Tommy Lasorda’s bleeping interview with then AP stringer Paul Olden. Here’s the bleeping copy, followed by the bleeping link. Enjoy:

Olden: Can you give us just a few basic comments about your feelings on the game?

Lasorda: Well, naturally I feel bad about losing a ball game like that, there's no way you should lose that ball game. An', it, uh, just doesn't make sense.

Olden: What's your opinion of Kingman's performance?

Lasorda: What's my opinion of Kingman's performance!? What the BLEEP do you think is my opinion of it? I think it was BLEEPING BLEEP. Put that in, I don't BLEEP. Opinion of his performance!!? BLEEP, he beat us with three BLEEPING home runs! What the BLEEP do you mean, "What is my opinion of his performance?" How could you ask me a question like that, "What is my opinion of his performance?" BLEEP, he hit three home runs! BLEEP. I'm BLEEPING pissed off to lose that BLEEPING game. And you ask me my opinion of his performance! BLEEP. That's a tough question to ask me, isn't it? "What is my opinion of his performance?"

Olden: Yes, it is. I asked it, and you gave me an answer...

Lasorda: Well, I didn't give you a good answer because I'm mad, but I mean...

Olden: Well, is wasn't a good question...

Lasorda: That's a tough question to ask me right now, "What is my opinion of his performance." I mean, you want me to tell you what my opinion of his performance is...

Olden: You just did...

Lasorda: That's right. BLEEP. Guy hits three home runs against us. BLEEP.

Listen to the interview. (RealMedia file)

By the way, someone actually had the initiative to produce a DaveKingman.com, “The Official Website of Dave Kingman.” No bleep.


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