Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by in All, Atlanta, Dayton Dragons Baseball, General Baseball, NCAA Basketball.

My Cup of Coffee

For a guy that does not drink coffee, and cannot stand the taste of coffee flavored products, I have never wanted a cup so bad the last few years.  Being a member of the baseball community, a “cup of coffee” does not mean what it sounds like.  I know all you Seinfeld fans are thinking of George Constanza and when he passed up a “cup of coffee” but I am not referring to that kind either.

Every professional baseball player dreams of appearing in the Major Leagues for at least one at-bat, one half inning on defense or take the mound to throw one pitch.  To these athletes, getting any sort of chance in the big leagues is a “cup of coffee.”  For some that lasts one day, and for others it lasts numerous seasons. But once you have taken a sip, it is yours forever.

Although I will never step between the lines during a real Major League game, I have dreamed of getting my “cup of coffee.”  I am proud to say that after three years of working with the Dayton Dragons, a Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, I am getting my first taste of coffee this season.  I have accepted a job as a Clubhouse Assistant with the Atlanta Braves. I will be working all 81 home games at Turner Field with the team assisting in numerous duties.

This truly is a dream come true to be able to work for a Major League Franchise, especially one as storied and successful as the Atlanta Braves.  I feel very fortunate to fill a few of my dreams so young in life, working for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bearcats Men’s Basketball Team and now getting my shot in the majors.

I hope you will continue to check this website, and follow me on Twitter (@coreybrinn) as I try to bring you adventures from the season and life as a “Clubbie.“

2 Responses to “My Cup of Coffee”

  1. Peter Bricks says:

    Congrats Corey. Any chance we can get a Yogli Mogli at Turner Field?

  2. Corey says:

    Wow, my favorite sport mixed with my favorite snack? That could be dangerous!!!!

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