It all started with Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser talking on a television broadcast about the sweater that Orel wore at the 1988 World Series parade. The tweet below shows the Coogi sweater in all its’ glory with a post from Joe.
— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) April 11, 2018
I then responded with the following tweet talking about how I’d find one to wear to the 2018 World Series parade for the Dodgers. That night I did a lot of searching on the internet and found an exact replica of Orel’s Coogi sweater on eBay. I received it in the mail a couple of days later. I went up to Dodger Stadium on April 15 but did not bring the sweater, not expecting to run into Joe. However, I did run into him and told him I found a sweater but had not brought it.
#Dodgers win the WS this year I will find one of those and wear it to the parade.
— Tim Rogers (SD Dodger) (@SDDodger) April 11, 2018
The next day the Dodgers were down in San Diego and I had the Coogi with me. Fortunately, I ran into Joe as he was leaving the field before the game. I called out to him and showed him the sweater. He asked if he could take it with him, and, of course, I let him. What happened next got very interesting. Unbeknownst to me, during the game I checked my twitter and I had a bunch of notifications, which I don’t get in bunches. The first one is here:
@SDDodger lol your sweater is getting a lot of airtime ?
Hope you get to wear it this year ?
— DontLookAtAngie (@4Ev3rblue) April 17, 2018
Followed by this tweet and quite a few more:
hey wait a minute, @SDDodger was that your sweater they were talking about?? wow, I'm actually bestfriends with a celebrity.
— pls (@doyerspls) April 17, 2018
Later that night I was able to record the main portion of the sweater discussion:
On May 12, as part of the celebration of the 1988 World Series win Orel had brought back his sweater and Joe had mine. Below is an Instagram post of what Joe posted that day:
It turned out Joe started digging on the sweater so I let him know he can keep it. Soon after that my younger son said he liked it and wished I didn’t let Joe keep it. However, I was able to find another one on eBay so, one thing we know, there are at least 3 of these glorious sweaters on this earth. Someday I hope to get that picture Orel spoke about on the broadcast but with it being so hot, it won’t happen for a while.
The goal remains the same, to wear the matching Coogi to the 2018 Dodgers’ World Series victory parade. With the acquisition of Manny Machado those odds have gotten a little bit better.
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