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LaTroy Hawkins reflects on long career, discusses future
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LaTroy Hawkins reflects on long career, discusses future

Published Apr. 20, 2015 7:44 p.m. ET

 

With his career drawing to a close at the end of this season, 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins reflected on his career and mused about his future in a Q & A with the CU Independent. The Rockies' reliever -- who struggled early in his career as a starter -- said that "failure" was definitely his "biggest teacher." He told the CU Independent:

 

"I had a manager named Tom Kelly (who managed the Twins from 1986-2001) that believed in me and told me 'You’re gonna figure it out, it’s just gonna take a little time. Keep working and you’ll be in the big leagues, you stop working I’m getting your ass out of here' he told me."

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Asked about what he might do once his career is over:

 

"Hopefully I can work in a front office anywhere. I don’t know about coaching. I won’t say no, but I don’t know. That’s way down the line. Hopefully one of these smart General Managers can give me a job so I can learn the biz."

 

(h/t CU Independent)

 

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