The next four lives of the Voice of the Bulpen News, sports, jobs

Last week, The Voice of The Bullpen began comparing the historical life of a nine-life cat to his own and went through the first two lives with the promise of continuing the comparison in today’s story. So let’s go…

Life Three was a coaching / employee life. I love sports and have had the opportunity to expand that by combining it with my teaching life by coaching baseball, football and softball in schools and communities for many years. First, I loved the sports I taught the kids I coached. I loved going to clinics to become better at teaching skills and learning more organizational and motivational skills. I loved to train, sometimes more than games, because practicing was where I had to teach sports. I expected a lot from the players and also set these bars high, again with some children and adults there was dissatisfaction with my philosophy, but I always felt honesty and consistency had to be key components in what we do. Coaching also gave me opportunities to take kids to places outside the area to play in tournaments (Cooperstown, Buffalo, New York), Myrtle Beach (SC), Reading, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mentor, East Lake (Ohio), teaching social skills (behavioral responsibilities, manners, respect in hotels, restaurants, etc.), too.

When I was not a coach, I also led baseball at all levels (from youth to college) for many years. There were several years when I did both. I started to judge at 15 and refereed constantly (some years as a coach, others not) for 24 years between 1969 and 2018. This kept me close to my favorite sport and with coaching gave me both prospects and more. great rating of the game.

Life Fourth is the Life of Parrothead. My gift for retiring from Sally in 2008 was two tickets, Row 12, Center Stage, to a Jimmy Buffett concert just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I always wanted to go to a Buffett concert, it was an incredible thrill. We’ve never been to one before, we didn’t know about Buffett’s ass experience. Walking before the concert, we decided that we would definitely do it again, and not just be part of the concert in the hall, but become Parrotheads like those who prepared for the concert hours before the music started. We already have a total of 15 Buffett concerts and the off-Broadway production of Escape to Margaritaville, which we watched last November in Buffalo. Our concerts include many more trips to Burgetstown, Pennsylvania, two in Cincinnati (and tickets to Cincinnati this summer), twice in Virginia Beach and once in Detroit, Nashville and Charlottesville, Virginia. In these experiences we met great people of all ages, but we became very close with a couple from the Sandusky area, Ohio, for whom we now shared many Buffett concerts along with a wine tasting weekend in Erie, Pennsylvania, a Billy Joel concert in Cleveland. and this summer we will meet them for Buffett in Cinsy and Elton John in Cleveland. All this from a meeting in the parking lot at a buffet concert in Burgetstown, Pennsylvania.

Life Five is the life of baseball fans. When I was a child, my father took us to the Cleveland Indians match against the Yankees for many years, and I continued this tradition with my children after we got married. Sally and the girls weren’t really interested in that, but they entertained me by going to a few games a year. After John was born and grew up (about two years older), we went to games more often. I started buying packages of six games, advanced to 20, and now packages of 40 games. I attended two world series, the All-Star Game and four days of classes. Also, my love for the baseball coach / referee, my car to look like a baseball, and our living room and my men’s cave, which looks like a baseball museum, says that my baseball life is a huge part of my whole life.

Life Six is ​​Browns Backers, NFL Draft and College Football. I was honored to serve a group of Cleveland Browns fans hired by Browns Backers Worldwide in Beria, Ohio. We spend a solid four months together, applauding the Cleveland Browns, while trying to help groups, causes, and charities in our community with donations made as a result of fundraisers we run during the season. These donations have accumulated over $ 32,000 since we started doing so in 2010. For the past three years, we’ve hosted an after-season dinner to welcome guests who are locals who have left their mark on the NFL, some with Brown.

I also like college football, especially Ohio and Notre Dame. I love watching the NFL Draft religiously every year and have been doing it for many years, except last time when I was lucky enough to be in the Cleveland Draft. What a rush it was!

Stay tuned for the last three of the Bullpen Voice’s nine lives coming next week.

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