Though it’s tough to say just how comfortable he is with his new team, Mark Loretta certainly isn’t complaining.
“It’s going to be a lot different back in L.A. than it is here in Arizona,” Loretta said to the Valley Sun at spring training in Arizona. “[But] this was the team I grew up watching. I went to my first major league game at Dodger Stadium, I used to go to 10 or 12 games a year. My memories were of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell. Tommy Lasorda was still around.”
The St. Francis grad has returned to Los Angeles after years of major league service. Now he’s playing for the team he’s always dreamed of playing for.