Haute Mamas | All Blogs


DON’T call me ‘coach’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

So, Soren's all signed up and ready to play baseball. He's been assigned to a team without a coach.

A number of emails circulated back and forth last week discussing the fact that there wasn't a coach. They went from "hey, we need a coach" to "OMG we need a damn coach now." I, like an idiot, replied to the more earnest one volunteering my secretarial services to the team. Instead, all of our names went into a hat and mine was drawn to "lead" the team.

WTF?

Anybody who knows me just laughed out loud when they read that. I don't know ANYTHING about sports. Zip. Nada. They could not have made a lamer choice. Fer reals.

I immediately called Marty who laughed out loud and called me "Coach." All weekend with the "Hey coach, whatcha doing." "Hey coach, what drills are you gonna run?"

I called every single number on my list and explained that I can be a great team manager — I'll make the nicest snack schedule you've ever seen — but I cannot and will not let anybody call me coach.

I organized a practice tonight which seems like it will be more of a parent meeting and me begging someone to step up and teach these boys to pitch. I think I'll wear my esperdrilles for effect.

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.

So? Are you still the ... uh, not-coach? I hope a knowledgable volunteer shows up!




Recent Posts
Thrifty Christmas Gifts continued
By Julie Norman
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Little brother armor
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get your (control) freak on
By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The last harvest
By Penny Stine
Monday, November 24, 2014

LOONY TUNES
By Nic.Korte
Sunday, November 23, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy