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FanPost Friday: Baseball stories with dad

Tell us about your old man.

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One of the things I like best about the Cubs is the team’s legacy. No, I’m not talking about that grand, long-standing tradition of losing that made them the butt of a million jokes. I mean that they were a team so rich and steeped with history, that a love of the Cubs really could span multiple generations.

When the Cubs finally won the World Series, my favorite stories out of all the reporting were those of sons and daughters celebrating with their senior parents, or households where three (or even four) generations of Cubs fans gathered round to watch that final perfect out, and were able to celebrate as one.

Baseball is one of those great things that seems designed to be shared between parents and their children, and we took time to celebrate mother’s on Mother’s Day (and your stories were beautiful), so of course we can’t forget dear old dad now that Father’s Day is upon us.

For some folks, your dad was probably the one who signed you up for little league, or the one who threw a ball with you in the backyard. For Kris Bryant, his dad went a step further and built him a whole batting cage, but we can’t all have stories quite that over the top. So in honor of Father’s Day what we want is your favorite baseball memory with your father. Did he once dump nachos on your little sister to try catching a fly ball, or did he perhaps show you the nuances of filling out a scorecard when he took you to your first game.

Whether your stories are sad, heartwarming, or just plain hilarious, we want to hear them! Head over to the FanPosts section and select “New FanPost” on the left, then tell us all about your pops and baseball.