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!

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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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