Father's day is coming up this weekend (this is mostly a reminder for my kids). How about some gift suggests for the Blue Jays fan dad (if your dad isn't a Blue Jays fan, just send him a card). If he's a Yankees' fan, snub him.
Always, tickets to a game is great. Watching a game with your kids is about as good as it gets.
I love my MLB.tv subscription (though if I got one for my dad, I'd have to have another go at trying to teach him how his Wifi works and how the internet works....my parents pay for internet, they don't use it. I was at their place, asked what their Wifi password was. They didn't understand the question.). Anyway, MLB hasMLB.tv on sale at 50% off this week. This would be the time to get it for him.
I like art, I like baseball, there are a few ways to combine the two:
- Ballpark Blueprints offers very nice prints of, well, ballpark blueprints. You can buy them in canvas, framed or unframed, in 12' by 16" or 18" by 24". I quite like them and I'm thinking about getting one for my family room:
You can get many different ballparks, here is a link to the Rogers Centre one.
- I also like the work of Chris Ripley (@bluejaysart). You can buy his work directly from him, contact him by his twitter account, or you can go here. This is the one I own:
And, of course, if your dad is like me, he likes books on baseball. Here are a few that I've been reading:
- Josh Keri's Up Up and Away. A great read about the Expos. The Expos was my team, and it great to be reminded about all those great players and people from the team.
- A book I got recently and I'm still reading is "Season of '42", by Jack Cavanaugh, which, surprisingly enough is about the 1942 baseball. I've always been a fan of baseball history, but I've always kind of ignored the war years, figuring the game wasn't really important thing at the time. So I'm learning a fair bit reading this.
- Another book that has been kicking around the house for a bit and I'm enjoying is "Knucleball" by Lew Freedman. It is a history of the pitch and the guys that have thrown it, starting with Hoyt Wilhelm and continuing right through to R.A. Dickey.
Give us your own suggestions.