When your big brother fills in as your first base coach.
Sam’s baseball team was down a coach. Jack happened to have a free night. Being the problem solver that he is, he volunteered his services, because “someone has to teach these kids about the sport of baseball, otherwise they will just sit there are make sand castles in the infield and watch airplanes go over in the outfield.”
All Sam wanted was a base hit. He didn’t want a double or a triple. He wanted to stop at first base. He wanted to be there with his big brother and get advice. He wanted the fist bump and to hear his big brother say, “nice hit.” Jack enjoyed being the guy who told the kids when to hold up and when “to run to second base like the boogey man was chasing you.” Luckily, the short stop on the other team was busy making sand castles and watching airplanes go by, and Sam got his base hit.
He would have stayed on first base all night.