Video: Former MLB player Matt Stairs coaching high school hockey team

Unless you're a fan of relatively forgettable left-handed hitters with solid facial hair and monstrous power, you probably haven't been wondering what former big-league baseball player and World Series champ Matt Stairs has been up to since retiring. But we'll tell you, anyway.

The answer is he has returned to the sport that he loves. That wouldn't be baseball but hockey. Hey, Stairs is Canadian. What do you expect?

Back in his native New Brunswick, Stairs is now serving as the head coach at Fredericton High School for their hockey team. He looks like a coach (he has the coach muscle bulging through his windbreaker), he sounds like a coach (leading the team in practices) and he acts like a coach (leading "inspirational" talks in the dressing room while flashing his World Series ring). By golly, he really is a coach.

The interesting thing about Stairs is that he had the potential to be a pro hockey player before he chose baseball as his career path. It probably wasn't a bad decision; he spent 19 years in the majors playing for 13 clubs ending in 2011 and hit 265 home runs. But Stairs says he would have loved to trade professions about half-way through his baseball playing days and trade in that bat for a stick.

It can't be easy to get back into coaching a sport that you haven't played in a few decades (at least competitively). But, as Stairs says, hockey is in his DNA.

H/t to Kuklas Korner

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