An interview with Davey Lopes
Phillies coach talks about his emphasis on base stealing
Is it going to be strange to go out on the field tomorrow and see not only your former team in the dugout but also Larry Bowa coaching third base and vice versa, if Larry would feel a little strange looking over and seeing you?DAVEY LOPES: I can't speak for him. It's not going to be strange for me simply because I haven't been part of the Dodgers organization since 1981. There's only two people over in that organization that I remember: Tommy Lasorda and Billy DeLury. There's no attachment whatsoever. I mean, none of the players I played with, I'm sure they're not going to show up. So that's the only way I would have some kind of emotional feeling playing against them. Those series in '77 and '78, can you describe what they were like, especially against that Black Friday game in '77?
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