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Devoted Baseball Dad Quits Job To See Son Play In College World Series

Michael Roth
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Some dads teach you to ride a bike. Some help you with your homework. And then there are dads who quit their jobs to watch you play baseball.

David Roth did just that. His son, Michael, is a pitcher for the South Carolina Gamecocks, which won the 2010 College World Series — and David wasn’t there to see it. He vowed that wouldn’t happen again.

But when the Gamecocks returned to Omaha to play for yet another national championship this year, David had a tough choice to make. Out of vacation days yet unwilling to miss the series, he quit his job as a car salesman and was in attendance when South Carolina beat Texas A&M 5-4 on Father’s Day.

The series is long from over, but David Roth is sure to be the most devoted unemployed dad in the stands.


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