Mickey Hatcher is coming home.
Since his exploits during the 1988 World Series there has always been a spot in my Dodger Blue heart for Mickey Hatcher. He was the unsung hero of that series. Without his passion and enthusiasm ( as well as 2 home runs and 5 RBI's) we would not have won that title.
Well, via a tweet from reporter Alden Gonzalez we find out that Mickey has rejoined the team that he started with. I guess you can say that he has come full circle. (Hat Tip: Save the Dodgers)
Don't worry folks, he isn't a new hitting coach. Instead, it looks like he will be joining the front office as Special Assistant to the GM. What does this job entail?
Who the heck knows? And frankly, I don't care. I'm just happy to see that old Dodger back where he belongs.
BTW, does anybody still remember the way Hatcher use to run to first base on a walk? It still makes me laugh when I think about it.
UPDATE: From a Dodgers Press Release:
In his new position, Hatcher, 57, will devote time helping with player development as well as assisting the Major League staff.
“It’s a great feeling being a Dodger again, it feels like I’ve come back home,” said Hatcher. “This is where my roots were and where I was taught everything about the game and where I learned about professionalism. I’m excited about the opportunity to meet everyone in the organization and about the energy created by the new ownership. I couldn’t be happier right now.”