22 January 2010

file this one under bad ideas...

in what must have been one of the least popular decisions made at chavez ravine in the last decade (at least in tommy lasorda's office), the dodgers hired jack clark to be their hitting coach for the 2001 season.  he lasted until august of 2003, when he was replaced by george hendrick who in turn was replaced by tim wallach for the 2004 season.  the hilarity is captured on this 2002 keebler dodgers card, issued at dodger stadium.

clark even gets top billing!  now, what really chaps my hide - perhaps even more than the whole 1985 nlcs thing (first base was open, for crying out loud) - is this.  once a giant, always a giant.

i am sure that the dodgers' current hitting coach, don mattingly, is still a yankee at heart, but at least donnie baseball isn't ashamed of the dodger uniform.

4 comments:

MattR said...

Jack in a Dodger's uniform is just wrong.

night owl said...

The team gives him a job and he still craps on them.

Classy.

mmmrhubarb said...

He's sure stirring it up with the Cardinals lately, too.

Jack used to manage the Independent League team just up the way here, and I think that might have been a bit stormy, too.

Doc said...

At least you never had to watch him play in Dodger Blue. I on the other hand had to experience him wearing the Friar's Suit in '89 and '90.