If Mike Bryant isn’t considered the prototypical sports father, he probably should be. His dedication to helping his son, Kris Bryant, develop into the reigning National League MVP on the field, and a respected member of every community he belongs to off the field, are matched by few and topped by none. A lot of the same could be said about LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA standout and future NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball. The dedication and support measure up, but his seemingly unquenchable thirst to make headlines and share the spotlight with his son are in stark contrast to Mr. Bryant’s. In fact, it’s to the point now where even Mike Bryant felt the need to weigh in with some very wise and important advice for Mr. Ball.
Will Dusty Baker keep a long man in the pen (Jeremy Guthrie)? After the trade that sent Danny Espinosa to the Los Angeles Angels this winter, Mike Rizzo told reporters that the Washington Nationals would likely have to rely on some younger guys like Wilmer Difo to step up take advantage of the opportunity the move provided.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez once again took to the witness stand on Thursday, once again finding herself center stage of a murder trial involving her still fiancé, Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star tight end, is already serving a sentence of life without the possibility