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Spring Sports Superheroes Are Fathers Too
6 years ago

Spring Sports Superheroes Are Fathers Too

Spring Sports Superheroes

Right after the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, we posted stories about a few of the fatherhood moments that the athletes had. We thought it’d be worth a look at some of the other sports that have been coming and going lately to let you know that even superhero-level athletes can be human fathers – yes, even Lebron James.

It’s only a coincidence that Father’s Day falls (every year!) at a time of year when almost every major sport in the world is in full-swing. Even for sports-uninclined dads, it’s hard not to get swept up in the frenzy while hockey’s inching toward the Stanley Cup, basketball’s heading for a final showdown, and soccer, baseball, tennis and golf are still hitting their stride. This year, we saw all sorts of fatherhood in sports, from basketball to spelling bee. It seemed like no matter what shape balls you like to watch people hold, there was a father in the story.

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Foul Ball Win
7 years ago

Foul Ball Win

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An awesome moment happened last night during a Giants/Phillies game at Candlestick Park where a man catches a foul ball and just gives it to a kid a couple seats …
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John Fabris’ 20 Tips for Taking Kids to a Baseball Game
7 years ago

John Fabris’ 20 Tips for Taking Kids to a Baseball Game

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It’s officially baseball season, and that means stadiums packed with fairweather fans and – come to think of it – fair weather. But it’s also a great time to take your kids to a ball game, and John Fabris of the OC Register knocked 20 tips for doing so right out of the park.

At first, you’ll think “20? Can’t we do this in five?” You can, but Fabris is just so darn convincing. And Fabris, we should mention, specifically talks about bringing your kids to an Angels game, but almost all of his suggestions are suitable for any team, coast to coast.

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Ken Williams Is Proud of His Son, Obvi
7 years ago

Ken Williams Is Proud of His Son, Obvi

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While looking for a picture of Kyle Williams, we ran across this story at SF Gate that literally hit the net as we were sifting through images for the …
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Dads Decide a Family’s ‘Favorite Team’
7 years ago

Dads Decide a Family’s ‘Favorite Team’

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NPR‘s Robert Krulwich investigates how a family’s favorite team materializes – and more often than not, it’s because of dad.

There’s no shortage of outside influence when a kid’s looking for a favorite team. Dads, brothers, sisters, moms, coaches, teachers, local media – everyone’s got an opinion on who you should be rooting for. So, it’s a testament to the power of family and fathers that dads are as influential as they are. Kids will usually do everything in their power to listen to their peers in terms of music, fashion and food. So, for something like sports team preference to be “passed down” from the father is special.

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Taipei Father Drops Daughter for Fly Ball
7 years ago

Taipei Father Drops Daughter for Fly Ball

There’s speculation that this guy actually was trying to get his daughter out of the way of the ball and lost her in the process – but it sure …
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Unfunny News: Father Dies After Falling Out of Stands at Baseball Game
7 years ago

Unfunny News: Father Dies After Falling Out of Stands at Baseball Game

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Thursday Night, during the Texas Rangers/Oakland A’s game, the unthinkable happened: a man tumbled out of the stands trying to catch a ball and died after a 20-foot fall.


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Sons of Famous Fathers in the Amateur MLB Draft
7 years ago

Sons of Famous Fathers in the Amateur MLB Draft

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The Denver Post has an article up about some sons of famous fathers around sports, and more particularly, in the MLB draft.

Trevor Gretzky, for example, prefers baseball over …
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