Little League Coach Joel Jensen is an inspiration as a father and a coach. pic.twitter.com/oMq4cyJovY
— Dean Zumach (@dzumach) August 23, 2016
LLWS Coach Joel Jensen went to the mound to tell his son that he loves him and that this would be his last batter, a truly amazing moment.
Apparently, I’ve become the Little League World Series guy here at ESNY. Just another amazing moment from the tournament from this LLWS Coach that has become a viral sensation.
In the heat of competition, it’s important to remember that this is just Little League and it is supposed to be for fun. That’s just a great moment from a father to his son.
It’s not always easy to be under heavy pressure as a kid. Hell, I was a nervous wreck just playing in Little League championship games. But to have your dad come out to the mound to calm you down is always a plus.
I had the luxury of having my dad as my coach from when I was about four years old to 16 years old. It always helped me when he’d come out for a mound visit or to talk to me before a big at bat.
Granted, I was never on ESPN, but I can still relate to and appreciate moments like this.
Shout out to this dad for being a great example to all youth coaches out there. In the end, they’re just kids. The parents who put a lot of pressure on their kids aren’t helping anyone. So kudos to you Joel Jensen, for doing it the right way.