It definitely makes it more special that it’s Father’s Day,” the elder DeShields said before Friday’s game. “I wish I had a better way to explain why spring training results – I don’t look too much into them,” Bell said. Usually, the family spends time together during the holidays. He hit well there and was brought back by Texas on June 2. In his senior year at Woodward, he hit 9 home runs and batted .415, while stealing 29 bases. DeShields was a solid base-stealer in his day, and his 463 steals make him the 44th most prolific base stealer in the history of the game. The 34-year-old entered Thursday hitting .324 with three home runs. Change ). I can say alot about this man. “He is having a great spring,” Bell said of Kemp. This time of the year, it’s rare,” the elder DeShields said. Reds Manager David Bell knew how the younger DeShields will feel this weekend. The Reds promoted DeShields to be the first-base coach on manager David Bell’s big league staff before the 2019 season. As a player, it’s no big deal. DeShields, the eldest of his father's five children, was raised in the Atlanta area. I really think it helped me get to the place that I am now. “It definitely makes it more special that it’s Father’s Day,” said the elder DeShields. He worked as a manager and instructor for the Reds since 2009 before the promotion. The Reds and Rangers will play a three-game series in June at Great American Ball Park, which will coincide with Father’s Day. That’s some good stuff. He’s currently the manager of the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A affiliate). Core Kluber, a right-hander, became a free agent after the Rangers chose to not exercise an $18 million contract for 2021. Dallas’ Clayton Kershaw wins his first. That’s just as a father,” he said. Father Delino DeShields is Cincinnati’s first-base coach while his son, also Delino DeShields, is the center fielder for Texas. “But of course, we want to win. Kluber, though, could return on a cheaper deal. pic.twitter.com/pMH39lfFqV, More: Luis Castillo named Opening Day starter: 'Every starting pitcher dreams of this', More: Reds notes: Runner placement rule leads to wild win, David Bell's roster views, More: Chuck Harmon, the Reds' first African-American player, died at the age of 94. Adding to the family vibe will be DeShields’ sister Diamond, who plays for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. The elder DeShields, who played 12 seasons in the big leagues, is in his first season as first base coach for the Cincinnati Reds. “I remember my Dad saying it was tough for him to watch.”. And looking back on things I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you bruh #expos #montreal #fathersday #pops, A post shared by Delino DeShields (@linodeshields) on Jun 16, 2013 at 1:17pm PDT. Young DeShields has struggled this season and was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on May 24. He went to Woodward Academy, where he played both baseball and football. “That’ll be real special,” the proud dad said. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. This is the big leagues. The younger DeShields, starting in center field for the Rangers, grew up around his dad in major league clubhouses and dugouts during his dad's 13-year playing career. INSIGNIFICANT SPRING STATS: In the mix to be the Reds’ starting left fielder, Winker entered Thursday with five hits in 41 plate appearances this spring. “I normally get to see them over the holidays. I’ve been on the other side of it a lot. Kemp’s been a big leaguer for 13 years, so 41 plate appearances, Bell indicated, won't move decision-making about the lineup. Roundball Ruminations: Miami’s Big Three…The Magic Number? Roundball Ruminations: The All-Alliterative NBA Team. SPORTS FAN? “I don’t think he’s ever seen me play on Father’s Day because he’s always been coaching. Remember how sick those early 90s Expos were? The younger DeShields likes to hear his dad’s honesty. “But he’s had a great career, you know, so it’s just much easier to look at the big picture. MLB By Matt Clapp on June 18, 2017 June 18, 2017. He can be followed on Twitter at @Matt2Clapp (also @TheBlogfines for Cubs/MLB tweets and @DaBearNecess for Bears/NFL tweets), and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. “We play these guys once every three years and it’s his first year in the big leagues with them,” the younger DeShields said. The first time, Texas manager Chris Woodward forgot about the connection and rested his center fielder. I want him to do well too.”. ( Log Out / The younger DeShields has been an outfielder for the Rangers since 2015. This puts an even bigger spotlight on star recruit D.J. HOMER IN ROYALS ROTATION: Former Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is expected to begin the 2019 season in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation. Woodward? Obscure dads: Delino DeShields Leave a comment Posted by Christopher on June 20, 2010 Today is, of course, Father’s Day and we here at OA would be remiss if we didn’t pay a bit of an omage to the men in our lives who were there to beat us when we fucked up as kids. “We did it a few times. “This is the big leagues. “Only thing that’s going to be different is him game-planning against me. Since ’09, he has been a manager or instructor in player development for the Reds. Enter your email address, and get an email notification every time we're updated!
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