The former Dodgers manager did so to honor his good buddy, Ol’ Blue Eyes, who sadly passed away 15 years ago today after suffering a second heart attack.
Sinatra holding a can of Coke that definitely wasn’t a Coke while sporting a satisfied grin and a collar that could stop time, coupled with a vibrant Lasorda and his trusty digital watch is just top notch. A can of Tab in the background and a ball boy completely at ease with life do a nice job of rounding things out.
The only thing we’re missing here are a couple cigars.
Note: Yes, winning two World Series championships (’81 and ’88), four NL pennants and eight division titles falls into the category of “glory days.”