Bryce Harper's special eye black and more Father's Day tributes from around the league
Sunday was Father's Day, and players from all around the league spent the weekend paying tribute to Dad in a number of ways -- even some a day early, on Saturday.
For Astros second baseman
Other new dads experiencing their first Father's Day included
And for Harper, Father's Day comes just a few short days after Dad (whom he refers to as "Pops") celebrated his birthday:
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Happy Birthday to the man I call Pops! Can't thank him for everything he has done and still does on a daily basis for me..From waking up at 3am to provide for our family to throwing me countless hours of BP..The man works his tail off still every day in the gym and in the yard and yet never complains at all! I get my hard work, attitude, looks, and all from him! And finally for making us laugh any chance he gets! This man does everything possible to make us happy and he truly is my hero! I love you big man!! Hope today is a great day!💯 #Pops #TheMan #Stud
Similar to Harper's on-field shout-out to his dad,
In that same game, the Padres'
After the game, Solarte spoke about that with MLB.com's Carson Mason:
"That's why I like to signal and point to the sky for God and for everything that's happened," Solarte said. "Everything I do is for them, so it was a good moment."
So far, 2017 has been the season of
This comes after Cody shared a pretty fun throwback photo of himself with Clay for Father's Day 2016:
The D-backs beat the Phillies on Saturday, 5-1, in large part due to a great outing from
Not every player has a Cy Young award winner for a father, but
Blue Jays' pitcher
Thank you for making me realize anything is possible. Impossible to show you how much I appreciate you, but I do. Daily. Happy Father's Day! pic.twitter.com/49jrtkBmsO— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) June 18, 2017
The A's showed rookie Matt Chapman with his dad while playing as an Athletic in Little League next to a photo in the Major League threads:
Multiple players took to Twitter to thank their dads for making them better men:
Happy Father's Day! Thankful for mine because I most definitely wouldn't be where I am without his guidance and wisdom.— Dansby Swanson (@LieutenantDans7) June 18, 2017
Happy Fathers Day to all the great dads out there but especially to mine! Hope everyone has a great Sunday! @dawgswood— Alex Wood (@Awood45) June 18, 2017
Dear Dad - Thanks for your love, support and guidance. I'm the man I am today because of you. Happy Father's Day. pic.twitter.com/2wt9BcQR8z— Curtis Granderson (@cgrand3) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day, esp. to my dad Rudy. He taught me how to play the game of baseball; the true meaning of hard work & how to be a Father! pic.twitter.com/tJJInNSVh5— Cameron Maybin (@CameronMaybin) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day to the best dad-to-be we could ask for! Baby girl Scherzer debuts this November!! 💕 pic.twitter.com/4JDOBh1Df6— Erica Scherzer (@emaysway) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!