Inspired by William Tasker’s moving Memorial Day post, I propose that all members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance compose a Father’s Day post on their own fathers.
Most of us men and women with a passion for baseball likely picked it up from our fathers, who handed us our first balls and mitts, taught us the proper way to grip a bat, caught our pitching practice through the last glimmer of sunset and took us to our first big-league games.
This year Father’s Day falls on June 16th, and I encourage BBA members to post something special about Dad that day. Because we call come from varied family circumstances, the person filling the “father” role could be an uncle, a coach, a neighbor, big brother, even a mother, sister or aunt.
For those whose fathers are still alive, it should make a splendid present. And for those of us whose fathers have died, it will be a loving tribute.