In honor of the day to recognize our Dads, we’re doing just that — with a look at how they influenced each of us and our love of baseball.
Most fathers and daughters have that one thing they can always talk about. Sports is that for my Dad and I. Specifically baseball. My first love has always been baseball. For that, I have my Dad to thank!
Whether it was being in Florida during the 1982 World Series (I was about 3, so the only vivid memories come from photos), sitting next to him when Adam Wainwright got the final out of the 2006 World Series or last October when I got home from class after a presentation in which I had to dress up that night, we have shared these moments together. I was home just in time to catch what I thought was the last few innings of Game 6 of the World Series, disappointed and thinking it was all but over and then him laughing and getting a little choked up as I screamed and ran around in dress pants and heels after David Freese hit that beautiful walk-off home run.
My fondest memories of my father involve baseball.