After the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Dave Roberts walked into the media room to do his postgame press conference, when he is alerted about a surprise visitor waiting in the hallway.
It was Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Dodgers’ last two championships (1981 and 1988). The meeting was brief, with the 90-year-old Dodgers legend offering a hilarious reminder to Roberts ahead of Game 7:
“You haven’t done shit until you win tomorrow.”
Roberts responded, “Thanks for the words of encouragement,” as he walked back into the media room.
Lasorda’s overall point is correct, and the Dodgers certainly won’t feel good about things unless they win Game 7. But this has been a very special season for Los Angeles regardless, and the same of course goes for the Astros. It’s unfortunate one of them will have to be on the losing end tonight.