With the month of June upon us, it brings around a new summer season and high school graduations. A milestone in the life of a teenager as they now embark on something truly remarkable.
Well, Kirk Gibson doesn't think so.
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has opted to miss his son Cam's high graduation in Michigan because "You're supposed to graduate."
According to Gibson, Cam's mom and the rest of the family attended his graduation and Cam will meet up with Kirk at some point next week. Cam defended his famous father's decision on Twitter saying, "All these reporters need to stay out of my family business, i knew Dad wouldnt make graduation he has to pay the bills somehow, love you Dad"
It's this kind of demeanor that turned around the Diamondback's fortunes last season. Gibson is a no nonsense manager and a damn good one at that, but you need to show up at your child's graduation. It's a pretty important milestone.
At least the D-Back's got the win against the AL West leading Texas Rangers. So it was all worth it.