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Lasorda says U.S. can't allow loss

Updated: March 5, 2009, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- At the Empire State Building to turn on the lights in the colors of the World Baseball Classic, Tommy Lasorda did his best to whip up fervor for the U.S. team.

"We cannot allow those clubs to beat us. It's our game," the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager said Thursday. "Remember one thing: In your hearts, you better pull for the USA or you may not get into heaven."

Lasorda made his pitch from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, which will be bathed in the ...

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