Cubs 360 Daily panel shares what Father’s Day means to them
Father’s Day is a time when we all celebrate our dads who deserve plenty of recognition. Bruce Levine, Doug Glanville and Shawon Dunston joined host Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to give thanks to their dads and father figures.
Dunston became very emotional talking about his father and how much he meant on his life.
“I lost my dad about seven years ago, so this hurts. My dad is the reason why I’m here. He taught me everything about how to be a man, how to be myself, don’t back down from nobody and just give it your all,” Dunston said while fighting back tears. “My dad was a barber and a cab driver and I made it through … with hard work. Now I know how it is to be a father because I have four beautiful kids and a beautiful wife. I know I’m hard on my kids because I want them to do well. I lost my dad and I’m very tight with him and I’m very successful because of my father. No other man is my idol. My idol is my dad.”
Glanville talked about how his father came from Trinidad & Tobago in 1956, where he was a cricket player, and baseball was a crossover when he came to America. Glanville paid homage to his father during one of his baseball games.
“The best tribute I ever had to be able to give to my dad outside of writing in his name was I got my 1,000th hit of my career the day he passed away when we played against the Marlins in 2002. I was able to bury him with that ball as a tribute to everything that he has done in my life,” Glanville said. “The greatest man I ever met and the first man that I have ever met.”
Levine’s father passed away at a young age and he paid homage to his mother, who carried the role of two parents.
“She took it to a different level. It was a beautiful way that she led the way for me to play Little League baseball and always be there for me. It comes in a lot of different forms. I lost my father young, but I was fortunate enough to have a great mother who filled both roles,” Levine said.
Wright shared a funny story about his dad buying him his first baseball glove.
“He brought it home in one of those big brown grocery bags and it was a Mad glove. It was for the left hand. I threw the ball back with the glove and my dad to throw it with the left hand and I said ‘you should have got a glove for the other hand,'” Wright said.
Happy Father’s Day.