Last week, before Jack McDonald died, he told his son, Toronto Blue Jays utility infielder John McDonald (14 home runs in a 12 year professional career), to hit a home run for him when he went back to the team. "They're not that easy to hit," John said.
John rejoined his team and got his first at-bat in the ninth inning this past Sunday. Father's Day
posted by dirtdirt
on Jun 21, 2010 -
What Dads Don't Need for Father's Day
: "A team of psychologists headed by Dr. Toni Zimmerman from Colorado State University analyzed the top-selling parenting books. Using a feminist perspective, they trawled the books for hidden gender messages. In findings published earlier this year, they concluded that the two mega-best sellers, John Gray's Children Are from Heaven
and Laura Schlessinger's Parenthood by Proxy: Don't Have Them If You Won't Raise Them
are filled with stereotypes, formulaic advice and information that does not conform to research findings." Both books scored low in a feminist analysis
of best-selling parental advice books. Kathleen Trigiani also wrote a series of essays
on John Gray entitled "Out of the Cave: Exploring Gray's Anatomy".
posted by jenleigh
on Jun 19, 2005 -
The eight worst TV dads, according to EW.
Just in time for Father's Day. Tony Soprano is #1, Ozzy #2. Aw, Ozzy is a bit mad, but at least he wants to do right by his kids. I make no excuse for Tony Soprano. He'll buy Meadow whatever she wants, but then again, he offed her boyfriend. Any bad (or good) TV dads to discuss?
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 14, 2002 -
Father's day is almost here, and I KNOW that I deserve a great gift for being such a good Dad!
Not buying it, are you? Neither are my kids, which is probably why I won't be getting one of these
. Any other fathers out there with a wish list?
posted by Sal Amander
on Jun 13, 2001 -