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Tom Brookens Returns

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News from last week, before the genesis of this site, that flew (appropriately) under the radar:

Former Tiger third baseman Tom Brookens, a beloved and mustachioed role player for the team in the 1980s, was named the manager of Tigers' low-A affiliate in Oneonta, NY. Brookens, once the fourth overall pick in the amateur draft, joins his new team after managing a Pennsylvania girls' high-school softball team to three state titles.

"Returning to baseball is more like to coming back to the old school," said Brookens, who arrived at Damaschke Field for the first time Monday. "That's a little different game, softball."
I didn't realize that softball fed into short season low-A ball, though I suspect Brookens' major-league resume is enough to command the respect of his team of very young kids. It's good to see another member of the '84 Bless You Boys get a job in baseball, joining Trammell, Gibson, Parrish, Hernandez, Evans, and Herndon. Are there any others working in the game today?