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Posted on June 19 2015

It's the traditional baseball scene - a father playing catch with his son.  I'm not a father, but even I've imagined it.

So how does a father share the sport they love so much with a daughter that he loves more than anything?  For fathers that are baseball fans, it's significantly more difficult to bond when you have a little girl.

Sports and art naturally appeals to the female audience, and a large number of my fans and customers are women.  So naturally I knew that the ladies would love my Ballpark Princess series.  But I never expected the reaction I would get from fathers who immediately connected their favorite sport with their daughter's favorite cartoon character.  I'll let Craig (@CMSFGiants) explain what this means to his daughter...

From the time I found out I was having a daughter, I began thinking about how I would teach her the game of baseball.  One of the first words out of her mouth was, “Giants!” and by the age of two she was doing the “Let’s go Giants,” *clap* *clap* *clap* chant.  As she gets older, it’s always a fine balance between sharing my interests with her and staying involved in what interests her.  I have definitely sung my fair share of Frozen and Equestria Girl songs.  When I saw S. Preston’s work, I saw a great opportunity to blend one of my interests and one of my daughter’s; Elsa in a Giants uniform.  I’m excited to see her reaction when she looks at the image for the first time and look forward to growing in interests in Giants baseball. - Craig


If you have a unique story of love and baseball, don't hesitate to email me.  There's aways some art involved :)





  • MICHAEL TURNER: May 17, 2018

    What a lovely story/post!! When my daughters were younger, there were no kid’s books connecting dads, daughters, and baseball…so, I wrote my own. It’s gotten 5-stars on Amazon (where it’s avail for 10 bucks—-c’mon, dad is worth $10 :) and it’s also gotten a great review from MLB’s book blog. The link is

  • Mike Sorenson: June 19, 2015

    Great story from Craig and his daughters. My daughters, Michaela who is 6 and Bella who is 4, have each gravitated to my love of baseball as well. I almost cried when both of them sang “Take Me out to the Ball Game” for the first time when we saw my favorite team, the Braves, play my wife’s favorite team, the Brewers. We go to lots of minor league games because as most people know Iowa has no Major League Teams. Michaela and Bella love going to games. Since they are so cute they can get their pictures taken with the players and get autographs. They love eating pizza and hot dogs and rooting for everyone who does one of those in between innings promotional games. I’m glad that my daughters love baseball. That does give us some incredible memories. We are always asking each other, “Do you remember when…?” Even though they are still little, they can remember all of the fun we have at America’s favorite pastime. Thanks for sharing stories like this. They make me appreciate how awesome my girls are.

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