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Happy Father’s Day

My dad loved sports.  He was an all-state catcher in high school at Fordson (Dearborn, Mi.), then WWII came about and off to North Africa to serve under George Patton.

Then 37 years at the 'Rouge' working for Ford Motor Company.

Retirement was brief for him, he died at age 68 with a brain tumor.

But his drive to succeed remains with me every day and I know he is up ther chatting with all the greats from the sports world.

My dad was great to me before this guy...


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Paul's avatar

One of the best stories about my Dad….

Summer baseball, my dad shows up a bit late, starts talking to me through the screen, I was a catcher too.

His tips keep on coming, how to position myself with a runner on base, how to hide the signs I am flashing, etc..

After ten minutes or so my Dad is discouraged, I have yet to acknowledge his presence.

He then realizes he is talking to someone he doesn’t know, I am playing one field over.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/21/20 at 01:19 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

That’s a heck of a nice life story PK, quite the history!

Also funny baseball story. Happens to the best of us haha.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/21/20 at 02:59 PM ET

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