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Nice pitch, Tommy

Tommy Lasorda is the latest luminary to put his name on a bottle of wine. Lasorda Family Wines have released a reasonably priced chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon made from grapes grown in Paso Robles.

Lasorda was a major league pitcher but is known more as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers — a position that earned him a place in the Hall of Fame.

More than 90 years old now, I doubt he’s doing much wine making. He did get his interest in wine from his father, an Italian immigrant who did make wine. He is the longest-living Hall of Famer.

Both wines are medium body and pretty pedestrian, but Dodger fans would be proud to own them.