In the 1990’s, I was still living in Huntsville, Alabama, enjoying life and coaching Little League Baseball. It was a fun time; I coached baseball because I enjoyed the game, the boys and the neighborhood.
Not having children playing is the best way to coach baseball or any other sport in my opinion. You couldn’t be accused of playing your child more or letting them play the best positions.
However, you could be suckered into things by other parents. For the most part, I don’t think I ever was. The young parents would pull my leg every once in a while because I was still young and pretty innocent.
It was the first day of a practice which was always fun getting to meet new players, their parents and their grandparents. Every little boy was going to be a baseball superstar – sometimes you had to invent ways of their being heroes, but that was something I also enjoyed.