Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Father of the Year" Goes Viral

Remember that great post we ran on Monday, regarding a long-time Sons of Steve Garvey reader whose fifth-grade son, and ardent Dodger fan, did both his mom and dad and ALL Dodger fans proud at his graduation ceremony? Well, others caught it, too.

Late yesterday, Yahoo! Sports' Big League Stew (who usually is pretty good at crediting and collaborating, but not this time) caught wind:

The speech shows a lot of character for young Casey. He's not afraid to express against-the-grain opinions and possibly be mocked by his peers. He'll go places with a headstrong attitude like that. Who knows, he might grow up to be the next Skip Bayless.

Shoot, don't insult the kid, "Mike Oz".

Anyway, moving on. Deadspin picked it up this morning:

We don't have much background info to go with this video, but it looks like young Casey was asked to share his favorite memory from the past year during his fifth-grade graduation ceremony. Casey flips the script, though, and chooses to talk about his least-favorite memory: the day the Giants won the World Series.

Casey talks about how he went to school the next day in his Dodgers gear, and endured an entire class of fifth-grade Giants fans chanting "Beat L.A.!" at him. The kid's a true fan.

And guess who was just called by the Dodgers to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's game? Against the Giants, no less?

You guessed it.

Go get 'em, Casey! We want to see a strike right through all the hearts of those Giants bandwagon jumpers.

Here's the video again, for those who missed it:

UPDATE (Orel): Young Dodgers fan wears his heart on his sleeve in Giants country (Bill Plaschke, LA Times)


ubragg said...

I love it. Glad to see there is hope for the future for us Dodger fans living in the Bay Area.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

He's throwing the first pitch? Can the kid close?

Steve Sax said...


Orel said...

Young Dodgers fan wears his heart on his sleeve in Giants country

Hideo Nomo said...

Popular websites with no names, apparently.

Hideo Nomo said...

Or are we not popular?

Neeebs' mom likes us!

Steve Sax said...

Funny how Plaschke wouldn't mention our website.






(And there's more, too: just enter "plaschke" in the upper left search box)

Steve Sax said...

I still can't believe Plaschke didn't reference us.

I'm coming for you, Bill! Open up the floodgates!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Let slip the blogs of war!

Steve Sax said...

Cliff? I thought I had closed the SoSG bar already. Guess I didn't see you hanging out in the corner booth.

Whatcha drinking?