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Jerry Sands is not available for substitute teaching this spring

Feb 24, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

Jerry Sands

If I ever knew that Jerry Sands was a substitute teacher in the offseason, I forgot it.  But this little anecdote from the L.A. Times made me laugh:

 Jerry Sands was awakened at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday by a phone call. The automated call was from the Johnston County School District in North Carolina, where the second-year outfielder worked as a substitute teacher in the off-season. He was informed there was a shift available.

“I have to call them and tell them I’m not in town,” Sands said.

I dunno. If Don Mattingly falls in love with Juan Rivera I suppose Sands may have some free time.  But I bet riding the bench is better than subbing in, say, middle school.  That has to be pure hell.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Sounds like the first thing he’s had to FIELD is a job rejection!

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week, folks. Tip the waitresses, try the veal.

  2. pipkin42 - Feb 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    I substitute taught high school for a few months. It was brutal. Awful.Only paid 65 bucks a day, too.

    • pipkin42 - Feb 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      In 2006 or so, I should add.

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