This story can be verified by a coworker who was present at the time of this phone call with the Florida Marlins home office, in May 2003.
Marlins: Hi, is this Carole Ann?
Marlins: Just calling to check in with you to see how you’re enjoying your season tickets.
CA: Yes, they’re great.
Marlins: Is there anything that you want?
CA: Actually, yes, I’d like to coach third base.
Marlins: Excuse me?
CA: Well, Ozzie is giving the stop sign a lot at third, and we’re losing some close games, with runners in scoring position.
CA: And if I was over there giving the windmill, I think we could win more games.
Marlins: That’s not really …. Um…
CA: Well, what do most people ask for?
The Marlins went on to win the World Series that season.
The coworker who was present for this call is now Carole Ann’s husband.