by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

The youth league sports season is in full swing in Western New York.  If you have a son or daughter who plays a sport, you know there are some interesting characters who serve as coaches.  Sports humorist Jeff Wozer, using Little League baseball as an example, has discovered the top signs that your kid has a bad coach.

• His steal sign is the middle finger.

• Team jerseys are discarded Maid of the Mist ponchos.

• His assistant coach works as his parole officer.

• Starts “Batter Can’t Hit” chatter while his team bats.

• Spends games rooting through concession stand’s dumpster for bottles and cans.

• Invites players’ moms to join him in Gatorade showers.

• Steals bottled water for players to serve to his Uber passengers.

• First base coach is someone he met on Tinder.

• For post-game snacks brings a bag of Ricola throat lozenges.

• Practices take place in the parking lot of Pharaoh’s Gentlemen’s Club.

Jeff is an entertaining observer of the sports world in WNY.  Read his fun with the Bisons, Sabres and Bills.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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