Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Former Sun Devil Wakamatsu named Mariners Manager

The Seattle Times has a great story on the rise of Don Wakamatsu, who played with the Sun Devils in the early 80's. You know, before most of our readers and myself were born.

Among other things, Wakamatsu talks about his relationship with Barry Bonds:

"It was one of those love-hate things," Wakamatsu told The Chronicle. "I loved watching the things he [Bonds] could do and I hated lockering next to him. That was more jealousy about what he could do and how easily he handled the pressure. He was so gifted so early."

Check out the rest of the article here.


Matthias said...

Nothing on Dustin Pedroia winning the MVP?

Devildawger said...

loved the way they used to announce him coming to the plate, next up for the Devils, catcher Don Wakamatsuuuuuuuuuuuuu. I cant read his name without hearing Jeff Munn announcing his name (yeah he used to ASU baseball). If you are a Devil fan around my age it was this intro and Odibes that will always stick with you ( the letter O). LOL