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A Day for Dads At the College World Series


It's an American tradition, a father taking his child to a baseball game. At the College World Series, that tradition is thriving.

As fans filter in for day two of the CWS there is a slightly different atmosphere surrounding the dads.

Trey Stuart explains why, "it's Father's Day." It's an important day for him, "Because my dad works a lot, so I don't get to see him a whole bunch except late in the night, so I just want to bond with him."

Trey and his dad Ricky Stuart are playing washers at a TCU tailgate.

Just a few tents over, Ole' Miss fans chant in unison. Among them father and son duo Charlie and Adam Patrick.

"He's been following me around ever since he was big enough to walk.," said Charlie.

Adam is a full grown man, but it seems age only makes the moment between the pair more important.

"Any time you have your kid around it's special," said Charlie with a cracking voice and tear filled eyes.

It's more than baseball today, it's a time to make memories.

"My father passed when I was pretty young, and never had the chance to have some of these times with him, and I didn't want to miss out on having this with him," said Luke Hollimon, father.

That's why today, Hollimon stands close to his son Drew. The look on his face shows he can't wait to share America's favorite past time with his son.

Back at the TCU tailgate, the Johnson brothers understand that feeling. They don't care if there inside the stadium cheering TCU or just outside in the parking lot tossing washers. What matters is that they are doing that activity with their dad.

"Oh it just melts my heart," said Matt Johnson, dad.

The bonds formed today between father and child, are bonds that will out shine any game under the big lights.


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