Jack McDowell was one of the more fearsome right handed pitchers of the early nineties, and oh by the way he also liked to party. One time McDowell partied way too hard with Eddie Vedder and the two got into a fist fight with some drunks and wound up in jail.
The early ’90s were a long time ago. Eddie Vedder was still a White Sox fan. Jack McDowell was still a party animal. Dennis Rodman had not yet embarked upon his career as an international diplomat.
Today is a different day. Jack McDowell is no longer a wild partying baseball pitcher, he’s just an old ex-ball player trying to stay in the game. McDowell revealed on his Facebook page that he’s been hired to manage the rookie league Dodgers affiliate Ogden Raptors.
McDowell explained how the gig came about:
Ok, last month the Dodgers asked me to attend Spring Training as a special instructor. I was excited to get back in the mix and see if my next move might be back in pro ball. Then their short season A ball club lost their projected manger, Lee Tinsley to an assistant big league hitting coach job with the Reds. So much for dabbling in the shallow end…I’ve been asked and have accepted the managerial job for the Ogden Raptors for the 2014 season. Fired up to be coaching again!!! Gonna be a crazy year.
McDowell previously worked as a coach with the varsity baseball program at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, Ca.
He’ll have some pretty great stories to tell the young kids in Ogden. Stories about getting crazy with Eddie Vedder. After he explains to them who Eddie Vedder is.