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Lasorda uses A's series to evoke memories of Dodgers' last championship

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 08: Former manager Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch on March 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 08: Former manager Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch on March 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

As the Dodgers opened a two-game series with the A's in Oakland on Tuesday, former manager Tommy Lasorda recalled a very special trip the Dodgers took to Oakland 27 years ago.

In 1988, the Dodgers and A's met up in the World Series. After Kirk Gibson's heroics won Game 1 for the Dodgers, the Boys in Blue pulled away with Game 2 and held a two-game lead heading up to Oakland.

The A's swiped Game 3, but the Dodgers bounced back for wins in Games 4 and 5, notching their second World Series title in seven years.

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The always outspoken Lasorda will be the first to remind you of it, too, posting a throwback photo of him celebrating the Game 5 win in Oakland to his Twitter page on Tuesday.

While the Dodgers won a championship against the A's that year, they haven't had much success against them since, posting a 10-18 record against Oakland in regular-season matchups.

The Dodgers have made the postseason eight times since '88, but have yet to return to, or win, a World Series.

And we can only imagine that the 87-year-old Lasorda would post plenty more celebratory photos if the Dodgers bring a World Series back to Los Angeles this year.