When Michael Roth’s South Carolina team made it to the College World Series last year, his dad had run out of vacation days and couldn’t make it to Omaha from Greenville, S.C., to watch him play.
David Roth said that wouldn’t happen this year if the Gamecocks got that far again. They did and he didn’t. But he still didn’t have the vacation days. So he did what he had to do. And his son announced it via Twitter a few days ago:
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
David, 57, was out of personal time as a Volkswagen and Audi salesman so he quit his job and made it to TD Ameritrade Park the other day as his son pitched 7 1/3 innings to beat Texas A&M 5-4.
“My dad’s been a huge inspiration for baseball for me,” Michael said. “It’s definitely nice to have him out here.”
Michael was a 31st-round June draft pick by the Cleveland Indians but is so far unsigned. But whether he gets signed or not, it seems pretty certain he’ll always have at least one person in his corner — his dad. Especially now that his dad has some, uh, extra time on his hands.
What’s the craziest thing you ever did for your kid?
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