The relationship a dad has with his children cannot be matched. And to be honest, whatever they say goes.
Just ask Evan Longoria.
The Giants third baseman's bat nobs are different from the typical number and name that players put on them. In fact, they've taken a unique form with special stickers. There's a dabbing unicorn for his daughter, Elle, and a Charizard (the Pokémon) for his son, Nash, complete with his No. 10 across the bellies of both characters.
If you ever wondered why Evan Longoria dabs after he hits a homer, that's how he says hello to his two kids. They also design his bat knob decals. pic.twitter.com/CbyHuiOtns— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) April 24, 2019
MLB.com's Cut4 recently spoke to Longoria about the stickers, and he said he gave the kiddos free rein with them. It appears they took advantage of the situation.
"My kids instantly love them," Longoria said. "They took a whole sheet for themselves, and they’ve been sticking them all over their own things at home."
So, if anything, it takes a bit of the cleanup away from the furniture and on to his bat, but the three-time All-Star doesn't seem to mind.
"This game is so tough, and my kids are always happy to see me," Longoria said. "They don’t care how good I do. I don't get enough of them, so that was kind of my thought -- I thought it would be pretty special to be able to look at the end of my bat and think about my kids."
Longoria also told Cut4 that his kids are well aware of his career as a baseball player, but he's OK knowing they don't know everything.
"I don’t need them to know the details about how good or bad I’m doing, or if they even care about that," he said. "They’re the happiest people to see me when I get home, so I’d like to keep it that way for as long as I can."
Too cute. Also, I'd like three of the unicorns dabbing, please.