Have you ever seen a man (specifically this miserable man) look so happy? All he has to do now is slap a guy on the butt when he beats out an infield single and tell him within reason whether he should run towards second base or not. Among coaches, the first base gig is one of the easiest in all of sports. Or, as Kyle put it: “He’s like a guy who retired to become a bartender … on an island … in the Caribbean.”
Seriously though, he’s s guy who just got bought out of his high-stress job and doesn’t really need the money but just wants something to do. Like a Wildwood tramcar driver or a guy who checks your tickets before you can sit down at the Phillies game. Actually, you know what? If things go south, that’s probably his next job at Fenway.
[h/t reader DJ]