Baseball Player Sues Coach for Giving Bunt Sign
AKRON, OH—Aaron Sibley, former high school pinch-hitter, made local news today when he filed a lawsuit against his former frosh-soph coach. Sibley claims that his coach gave him the bunt sign “an excessive number of times” during his two-year high school career, ruining any chances he had of getting drafted.
Sibley batted .276 for his career, with a total of 30 at-bats and no extra base hits. His two year career was spent exclusively on frosh-soph.
The decision to sue came the day Sibley read of a New Jersey ballplayer who became famous for suing his coach for his inability to slide correctly. “In my case, it really is my coach’s fault that I didn’t have a more successful baseball career. How were scouts supposed to form a correct opinion of me if all I did was bunt?”
“He was fast, and he never hit the ball out of the infield. Giving him “bunt” was a no brainer,” explained Ryan Goosen, Sibley’s former coach.
The school board is partnering with a private scouting committee to determine if there was good reason for Goosen’s lack of confidence in Sibley, and whether he could have had a successful career if coached differently.
“I just want this to be made right,” offered Adam Sibley, Aaron’s father, “And to make a few bucks on this.”