Fathers and sports — a great combination

Happy Father’s Day to all the papas out there. The above clip may be the best father-son moment in all of sports movies. It gets to me every time.

When I think about fathers in sports, I just can’t imagine how many athletes we’ve seen over the years credit their father for their success. And how much more important a father means to a kid in their quest to balance their lives as an athlete and a person.

Thinking back, you have great moments like Robinson Cano’s home run derby last year or even all the old clips of Tiger Woods with his dad.

My dad was a huge influence on me with sports. He’s not a huge sports nut like I am but all those times he’s taken me to A’s games or watched the 49ers with me as a kid made it oh so special. Without him, I don’t think I’d ever get into sports and who knows what I’d be doing today.

Happy Father’s Day, pop!

My Top 10 baseball movies of all time (from the ones I’ve watched)

I wish all walk off homers were like this — and in slow motion.

Baseball is my favorite sport. Baseball is a children’s game that when you play, you remain forever young.

The other day, I ended up watching “The Sandlot” and it reminded me why that movie is my favorite baseball movie of all time. Inspired by that, I have decided to put together my Top 10 favorite baseball movies that I have seen.

(The list will contain clips from the movies. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t watch the clips.)

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