Steve Garagiola: Father's Day was always a little different

Author: Steve Garagiola, Local 4 Anchor/Reporter, @SteveGaragiola
Published On: Jun 13 2012 03:20:28 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2012 01:38:14 PM EDT
DETROIT -

For me, Father’s Day with my dad was a little different than what you might expect in a typical family.

Growing up in New York, we often went to a ballgame. I know that sounds pretty routine. The difference was that my dad and baseball Hall of Famer Phil Rizutto were the New York Yankees’ broadcasters.  

So when I went to a game, I got to sit up in the press box and pretend that I was broadcasting too.  Afterwards, I sometimes went with my dad into the Yankees’ clubhouse to see bubble gum cards come to life like Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.  I told you-- not your typical Father’s Day.