#BigLeagueDads (Tampa)

    Not only did we have a bunch of Boston Red Sox fans sitting around us – we also had Aaron Gouveia taunting us electronically during last night’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston. But despite having Red Sox Nation in stereo, the Rays were able to stay alive with a ninth inning walk-off homer by Jose Lobaton…

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Daughters: A Dad’s Secret Weapon

The words sat on my calendar for at least four months. “Dad’s Weekend.” And grammatically speaking, I believe it should have been written “Dads’ Weekend.” The mistake was intentional. My daughter’s annual sorority event had nothing to do with the other forty-some fathers. This was my weekend. We used to have “Daddy-Daughter Dances.” And for a few brief years we…

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#BigLeageDads (LA Dodgers)

The Dodgers pretty much owned the game against the Rockies. And the L.A. traffic pretty much owned Tommy Riles. Rumor has it he made it by the 7th inning stretch. But a group of dads, wives and kids ultimately connected and enjoyed a fun night at Dodgers Stadium. Our team of dads included  Whit Honea, Trevor Mulligan, Zach Rosenberg, Andy Herald…

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Meet a Big League Dad

Wednesday night’s MLB game between Cleveland and the White Sox might have been the 2,364th game of the regular season. But from my vantage point, it was the game I’ll remember most. And it had nothing to do with the Indian’s 7-2 win over the White Sox. It had everything to do with the ceremonial first pitch. Over the last…

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#BigLeagueDads (Chicago Cubs)

The Cubs may have lost to the Braves – who clinched their first NL East title since 2005 – but  the real winners were all of the Big League Dads in our group today – enjoying a Sunday afternoon in historical Wrigley Field with our kids. Our team of dads included Joel Gratcyk, Eric Bennion, James Zahn, Victor Aragon, Robert…

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#BigLeagueDads (Oakland)

The Oakland Athletic’s magic number is now 2. There was definitely a packed stadium of “Big League Dads” at the game to celebrate. And I had the pleasure of hanging with two of them – Beau Coffron and Daniel DeGuia. Plus, on top of a big win, it was Star Wars Night at the game – so Daniel and Beau’s…

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Dads Settle the Score on the Streets of Chicago

Through the years there’s been a story passed down in my family that my dad was a boxer in his youth. I believe it to be true but, candidly, I’m not 100% sure. My dad was a big teaser. And this very well could be a story spun out of some joke that got legs and, well, you know… Nonetheless,…

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Baseball, Hotdogs and Dads

Here’s a fun one that will brighten your day. Dove Men+Care is teaming with MLB.com to promote fatherhood over the next ten weeks with a series of videos. Enough of my talking: Just click the photo to go see the video. Cheers!

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All Lines Aren’t Blurred, Robin Thicke

The following opinion piece ran on CNN.com on August 30, 2013. (CNN) — I promised myself that I wouldn’t do it. I wasn’t going to jump in to the whole Miley Cyrus circus. No siree. The pond was full. The seats were all taken. Social media was in overdrive. And everyone’s been far too distracted. I, for one, was not about…

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DIY Dad Moments: Crafts for Kids

I had a lot of fun on Good Day Chicago on Fox TV – hanging out with Corey McPherrin, The theme of the segment was quick and easy crafts and games that dads can make with supplies from the local hardware store. I’m all about grabbing easy moments with the kids – so I hope the notes below help inspire…

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