Fatherhood On Friday: Turns Out, There Is Crying in Baseball

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The Republican and Democratic National Conventions for 2016 are now committed to the history books, and now, There Are Two. As as the United States sets about the long overdue business of focusing on the last two candidates for our next president, we want to say a quick word about our current one.

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On Wednesday night at the DNC, when President Obama listed the aspects of his job that inspire and motivate him amid our divided and divisive politics, he mentioned “the conservative in Texas who disagreed with me on everything, but appreciated that, like him, I try to be a good dad.” Irrespective of politics, we admire how the president has cherished his fatherhood, and talked frankly about growing up without one. And we will miss watching his high-profile commitment to integrate his family life into the world’s most demanding job.

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This week, in their respective Hall of Fame induction speeches, Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey, Jr., thanked their dads. It turns out that there is crying in baseball:

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What happens when a father pretends to forget his son’s birthday, and then surprises him with the gift he wants? More crying in baseball, obviously. The dad in this viral video wasn’t kidding when he said, “Let the world see.”

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