Steve Wiley: A One-Game Season for the Old Man

Steve Wiley is Jackalope Ranch's Parent Hood. He's a slightly unorthodox father of five who weighs in weekly with his mildly rebellious views and observations. If you'd like to see how he came to write this column, watch the intro video. This week he tells a little baseball story in honor of opening day

The worst thing about being a youth baseball coach is that I never get to hit.

It's almost the only negative part. As I talked about the Little League of Our Own blog, baseball is a big part of Wileysworld, and I have really loved being a coach for the past eight years.

You see, even though I'm 48 years old, I still get to be part of the game and spend time with my boys. I play catch. I get to pitch batting practice. I coach third base. I'm in the dugout, deep into every aspect of the game.

But I don't get to hit. It stinks.

See also: - Parent Hood: The Art of the Eye Roll and Three "When I Was a Kid" Thoughts. - Parent Hood: Five Reasons to NOT Have Kids.

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