Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/13/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Paul Splittorff worked just about every Father's Day, a streak that put Cal Ripken to shame. If it happened to fall during a Royals home stand, "Splitt" liked to round up the family, take them to church, then circle back to the park. "I'll miss his grilling," recalls Jennifer Splittorff, the eldest daughter of the late Kansas City Royals pitcher-turned-broadcaster. "He was a grill master. I'll miss his burgers. He could grill one heck of a burger." Father's Day is about burgers, beer and baseball, not necessarily in that order. It's about putting the cares of daily life on the shelf, turning on the game, and rocking hard to the soundtrack of summer. If not hearing Splittorff's voice on a sunny Sunday afternoon seems strange to you, imagine how it must feel for Jennifer and Jamie, Paul's kids. "The first several months after his passing, you're kind of in a daze," Jamie says of his father, who'd pitched for the Royals from 1970-84 and who'd passed away May 25, 2...
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