Coming off Father's Day weekend, many sons are reminded of the positive times they spent with their dads. For many of us, our dads were the ones who introduced us to sports, with an emphasis on baseball as it's always been America's pastime. Most of us grew up watching the beautiful game and idolizing players from our favorite teams. But have you ever wondered what it's like to be the son of a major league player?
Mark Braff recently published his book Sons of Baseball: Growing Up with a Major League Dadin which he interviewed eighteen sons of former big league players. Those interviews include the sons of Mariano Rivera, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris and more, along with a foreword by Cal Ripken Jr. Mark joins me in this episode of View from the Grandstand to discuss what this book means to him, what he learned from talking to the sons of professional athletes, and how different baseball seems to kids who are surrounded by it 24/7.
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