Tommy Lasorda Wows Cactus League Crowd; FanFest at Camelback Ranch This Saturday

March 1, 2012

Hall of Fame skipper Tommy Lasorda kept a Cactus League crowd laughing this morning during the annual breakfast held to officially kick-off the spring training season in Arizona.

Some 300 people from across the Cactus League gathered this morning to celebrate the start of another season of baseball in the desert.

Camelback Ranch, spring home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, hosted today’s event.

Next up for the venue? A free fan festival this Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fans can get a copy of the hot new spring training book written by Susie Steckner, and for an extra $10 get it signed by Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry.

Perry is scheduled to appear from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. so make sure to get there early to catch him before he heads to Scottsdale for the day.

Steckner will be on hand until 1 p.m. to sell and sign the book.

Dodgers and White Sox players also are scheduled to spend time with fans on Saturday.