Brett Jodie was drafted by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. He made one start for the Yankees in 2001 – where he got pounded – and then was traded to the Padres ten days later (for Sterling Hitchcock).
The Yankees then re-claimed Jodie on waivers on January 4, 2002 (from the Padres) – only to let him go him again (this time via a release) on September 2, 2002.
He’s now the pitching coach and Director of Player Procurement for the Somerset Patriots.
Whenever I hear his name, I think of the old Jim Carroll song “Jody.” Somehow, I don’t think they’re playing that for him in Somerset during his trips to the mound.
Brett Jodie obviously has allowed baseball to get into his blood. You gotta root for a guy like that.