Kirk Gibson Misses Son's High School Graduation Because "You Are Supposed to Graduate"

Here’s your inspirational Father’s Day story as we head into Father’s Day weekend. Kirk Gibson’s son, Cam, was graduating high school Thursday night in Michigan. Gibson opted to remain with the Diamondbacks for the final game of the Texas series, rather than go to the graduation and re-join the team Friday in Anaheim.

When asked about his son’s graduation, Gibson responded:

You’re supposed to graduate. His mom and the rest of the family will be there. He’s coming to see me next week.

Yes, you are supposed to graduate. You are also supposed to go to the graduation ceremony of your child when they have accomplished something that takes a lot of effort, even if they are “supposed” to do it. Gibson must be a peach at birthday parties: “you are supposed to get older, kid”.

Just two weeks ago, Cam was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 38th round of the baseball draft, though Gibson said that he will likely follow in his footsteps and attend Michigan State University. Gibson said this at the time:

I think he has a dream to be a Major Leaguer someday. He’s worked hard and he continues to work hard. I just try to encourage him if he has a dream to try and realize that dream. There’s no pressure from me. If he needs help, wants me to help him in any way, he knows I will always support any of my kids.

Well, unless it is something you were supposed to do.

[photo via US Presswire]


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