Bremer Uses Long All-Star Break To Get Mickey Hatcher Face Tattoo – Just For Fun
Fans tuning into Bally Sports North for Saturday’s Twins/Tigers tilt might notice a difference. Not on the pitch, but off it.
Dick Bremer, the veteran broadcaster who has handled play-by-play duties for the Minnesota Twins since 1983, has revealed he got a face tattoo in tribute to mickey hatcherwho played for the Twins from 1981 to 1986.
“He FaceTimed me from the tattoo parlor and said he was pulling the trigger,” said the Bally Sports North analyst and former local relief pitcher. Glen Perkins. “I just thought he was getting a TC on his bicep or something. He does not have. It’s troubling.
The multiphase tattoo features a picture of Hatcher on his left cheek and Hatcher’s powder blue home jersey on his right. Under his left eye is a “Mickey” script with a matching “Hatcher” script under the right. An all caps “HATCHMAN4LIFE” runs along his jawline.
“‘Hatchman’ wasn’t even the guy’s nickname,” Perkins said. “I’m going to say this again: it’s so disturbing.”
Hatcher is perhaps best known for injuring himself while catching a gimmick fly ball that fell from the roof of the Metrodome the next day. David Kingman knock one through the teflon. What prompted Bremer to celebrate this minor figure in Twins history? A family member has a theory.
“We were just sharing memories of Twins in the Bremer group chat on Monday,” said Bremer’s son, Erik, himself a play-by-play voice for minor league Pensacola Blue Wahoos. “And my sister, who never responds to these things, pops up with, ‘Hey, remember when Bert Blyven (longtime Bremer broadcast partner) swore a bunch on the air? Cry laugh emoji, cry laugh emoji, poop emoji, cry laugh emoji.’ There was no response. She immediately knew what she was doing. »
Sources close to the family and the organization say Bremer’s years as Blyleven’s foil have left him emotionally drained and spiritually broken, and he has only recently begun to mend that personal trauma. Would an innocent recall lead to such impulsive and permanent action?
“Every day was ‘plane descending’ this, ‘circle me’ that,” a front office source said. “He was also so close to Bert’s fart radius. For decades. A lesser man would have snapped years ago. That scar tissue is still noticeable, as is her heavily tattooed face and chin.
Bremer could not be reached for comment on this story or The Athletic’s report of an alleged Rob Wilfong henna tattoo on his left foot.
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