Cody Decker Returns to El Paso Tomorrow Night
Tomorrow night marks the return of former El Paso Chihuahuas fan favorite Cody Decker to Southwest University Park. The man who had a Chihuahuas bobblehead issued in his likeness last season is now a member of the Las Vegas 51s, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. The 51s will be in town for a four game series against the Chihuahuas.
Decker knows that timing is everything and he released his newest video on his Antihero YouTube channel earlier today. It spoofs the last two years of his professional baseball career and as well as the popular 1980s hit NBC show The A-Team. Decker's parody version is fittingly titled The 4A Team, referring to a player who is good enough to play in Triple-A but not necessarily in the big leagues.
Truth is, Decker has never had more than a cup of coffee in the majors. It came in 2015 when he was called up to the Padres after the Chihuahuas playoffs. He received a total of 11 at-bats and 12 plate appearances in eight games, and Decker had not registered a big league hit. He does have an RBI to his credit from a sacrifice fly.
The 4A Team features Decker at his best, spoofing George Peppard and also bringing back his Brad Ausmus cutout as well as the larger than life Mensch mascot that he made popular during Israel's run in the World Baseball Classic. Those two also appeared in another short video that he released last week. He did keep Mr. T in his original role. First pitch tomorrow night is 7:05pm at Southwest University Park and Tim Hagerty will call the action on 600 ESPN El Paso.