Via the Trentonian:
Ten days after it was taken from his desk drawer, Trenton Thunder clubhouse manager Tom “Tonto” Kackley’s 2009 World Series ring was back where it belonged — on his finger.
The ring, given to all full-time employees of the New York Yankees after last season’s World Series title over the Philadelphia Phillies, was presented to Kackley last Thursday — but went missing shortly thereafter.
Yesterday, as the team was cooling off after its loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Kackley exited the clubhouse and flashed the ring to members of the media. He did not say how he got it back.
Afterward, in a phone call with The Trentonian, Kackley expressed “phenomenal gratitude” toward both the Yankees and Thunder organizations for their sympathy and effort in recovering the keepsake.
“Teams talk about tradition and history and excellence. This organization lives it every day, from the bottom up,” Kackley said, referring to the Yankees, who he said have gotten a bad rap during his long tenure under their employ.
Asked to describe his feelings after the ring, which he called one of his most valuable material possessions, Kackley simply said “relieved.”
Great story…talk about taking one back…over the fence, eh?