Father of the Year?
Here is the story we talked about this morning.: Is this guy Father of the Year? Or did he send his son the wrong message about priorities and responsibilities? Callers were divided... although most gave him a thumbs up.
David Roth vowed he would not miss another chance to watch his son pitch for South Carolina at the College World Series if the Gamecocks returned to Omaha after winning the national championship in 2010.
But when his son's team made it back, David Roth found himself in a tough spot. Unable to get personal time off from work, he needed to make a decision.
Michael Roth announced it on Twitter on Saturday:
How's this for dedication? My dad had to quit his job to make it out to Omaha. Couldn't get here last year. #novacationdays
As decisions go, this one seems as touching as it is impulsive. David Roth, a 57-year-old college graduate, really had quit his job selling Volkswagens and Audis in Greenville, S.C.
"Obviously, it was pretty special considering it was Father's Day yesterday," [Michael Roth] said Monday. "I'm glad that he's here. It's been pretty cool having my family here. [...]
"My dad's been a huge inspiration for baseball for me," he said. "It's definitely nice to have him out here."
Definitely nice, yes. But how many parents out there would make, or could even entertain making, the same call?