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Tomlinson's family with him for 1st Father's Day

Giants utility man ready for 'special moment' with baby Huck
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DENVER -- Giants utility man Kelby Tomlinson doesn't have to say how much his first Father's Day means to him.

The mere fact that he's being joined here by his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Huck McCoy, speaks volumes about his desire to enjoy the significance and symbolism of this day.

DENVER -- Giants utility man Kelby Tomlinson doesn't have to say how much his first Father's Day means to him.

The mere fact that he's being joined here by his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Huck McCoy, speaks volumes about his desire to enjoy the significance and symbolism of this day.

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"It'll be a special moment to have with my wife and little boy," Tomlinson said. "It'll be a lot of fun to spend some time with them."

Huck was born last Oct. 31, during the offseason. So Tomlinson, who turned 27 on Friday, has been introduced to the highs and heartbreak of being a big league dad. The highs include flying in his family for occasions like this one. Heartbreak is a part of virtually every road trip. The separation from his loved ones, Tomlinson said, "definitely makes it a little more difficult."

Like many people who travel as part of making a living, Tomlinson copes by using modern technology. He communicates with Tiffany and Hunter by using Facetime.

Though that helps, there's no substitute for being present. And Tomlinson savors hanging out with Huck more and more as time passes.

"He's getting a little more personality, a little more playful," Tomlinson said. "So it's getting more enjoyable. ... He'll reach for you and try to grab at you. To get him laughing is awesome."

Tomlinson has refrained from rolling a ball to Huck as an introductory form of playing catch.

"He's got one little orange ball that he plays with," Tomlinson said. "But he's not quite old enough yet to figure it all out."

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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