In 1979, Marvin Lee Aday moved to Stamford. And like a lot of middle-aged parents he wanted to get involved in local sports so he signed on to coach Little League baseball. Normally the story would end there, but Marvin Lee Aday was better known as Meat Loaf. And he was my coach. At the height of his popularity he did it not for fame or glory but for the love of the sport. He made it to each game, each practice. And he taught. He really knew baseball. And he really cared. I still have a letter he wrote to parents at the beginning of the season. \u201cWe will stress fundamentals, and how to execute them, teamwork, sportsmanship, and most of all the enjoyment that little league baseball has to offer,\u201d he wrote. He invited us to New York City to the premiere of his movie \u201cRoadie.\u201d We all went in limos and felt like rock stars. The season-ending picnic was at his house, where we had the run of the place, including the pool. We were even featured on TV, on \u201cNBC Sportsworld\u201d and \u201cPM Magazine.\u201d Wins and losses didn\u2019t matter. We played at Chestnut Hill Park in North Stamford, walking distance from Meat Loaf\u2019s house on Eagle Drive. We got to meet cool people, musicians whose names (Blondie, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper) mean more to us now than they did then. It was two years of my life when baseball meant the world to me. And Meat Loaf was my coach. RIP Coach. Michael Raduazzo is a Stamford resident.