Monday, November 12, 2012


A good thing about living in Albuquerque and being a Dodger fan is you get to see alot of former Dodgers around Isotopes Park.  When at an Isotopes game I always keep my eyes open for former Dodgers.  One reason I have my season tickets seat by the tunnel to the club house is beacuse I want to know who is in town.

When I heard Mickey Hatcher was let go by the Angels I had a feeling he would end up doing something with the Dodgers.  I was right the Dodgers hired him as an instructor.  I knew as an instructor it was a matter of time before he ended up here with the Isotopes.

This wouldn't be Hatchers first time in Albuquerque, He spent 78, 79, 80 and 91 with the Albuquerque Dukes. He was also a coach with the Dukes when Mike Scioscia was the Manager of the Dukes. As a matter of fact I was once talking to this young lady at a local business, and I was wearing my Dodger jacket and Dodger cap and she asked me "Do you know who Mickey Hatcher is?"  I told her "Yes I do" and She said "That's my uncle".  so he must have some roots here in Albuquerque.

One of my favorite things about Mickey Hatcher is the way he ran around the bases after hitting a homerun in the 1988 World Series.  He just looks like a fun guy.  He looks happy. 

It was an honer to get to meet him and of course if I get an opportunity to take a picture with a player I do it. 

I also had him sign a couple of cards.  Yea and he was smiling.  Thank you Mickey Hatcher meeting you was a highlight of the 2012 season for me. 

I hope you enjoyed my little story about Mickey Hatcher.  If you bleed Dodger Blue I am sure you did.

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