Baseball Dad Becomes 9th Coach on Travel Team, Secures Starting Spot for His Son
Jackson, MS--In an effort to please almost everybody, the Jackson Aggies have decided to cap their coaching staff at nine, hiring their last volunteer coach this past week. With this move, they have solidified their starting lineup and feel pretty good about themselves going into the season.
“We are excited to announce Jeff Johnson as our left field coach,” David Burmon, head coach, announced to his 12U club. “He’ll be responsible for making sure James gets playing time this season. Everybody give coach Jeff a hand!”
James Johnson has always struggled at baseball, but his love for the game is evident. His mother informed us that he is sure to mix in 45 minutes of MLB the Show for every 3 hours of Fortnite during the week. He even practices his baseball drills a couple times a month. Despite all the hard work, he just couldn’t keep himself in the everyday lineup.
“His parents bought our jerseys and we love the kid, so we wanted to give him every opportunity to play. That’s when we decided to ask his dad to volunteer to coach, since he’s always at the practices anyway,” explained Burmon. “Teams usually have coaches that do nothing, and I figured if teams can have 5, why not have 9?”
The Aggies are looking forward to a relatively drama free season with their roster full of coach’s kids. The true test will come in Cooperstown next summer, when there are only a limited number of skills competitions and not all 9 will be able to participate.
“I try not to think about that kind of stuff. We’ll worry about that when the time comes,” Burmon concluded.