And for a couple of days it was even better having arguably the best-known Diamond Dog ever back in town. Although, as Clark reminded, he isn’t a stranger around campus. “I sneak around, nobody knows I’m here!” he quipped about other, more low-key visits to Dudy Noble Field and the Bulldog Baseball Office.
This trip though was different and special. Clark was participating in the long-awaited reunion of his 1985 Diamond Dog team, held over the weekend. Most of the roster from that fabled ball club was able to return to campus, along with hall of fame Coach Ron Polk, for their own activities as well as a group recognition during the Mississippi State win over Arkansas.
A win which kept Bulldog football first place in the Southeastern Conference for a couple more weeks, and first in the national rankings. There was at least one ironic touch to timing too, since after all Clark's '85 club defeated the baseball Razorbacks in their College World Series run. Regardless, it all contributed more to how good a time Clark is having. See, last week his San Francisco Giants won their third World Series, and Clark still aids the franchise at times as a special assistant.
So for a proud alumnus of Mississippi State and the Giants, “It’s good to be on my planet” proclaimed the Diamond Dog great in this video interview.