Butch & KC Hobson Brings Father and Son Bonds to Chicago Dogs – Illinois News

Butch Hobson is a baseball survivor.

“When Good Road was ready to go home, I decided to go to the baseball stadium,” Hobson said. “I love it.”

The Chicago Dogs manager, who will soon be 70, loves to coach new players and become part of their lives. It happens that he has done it with one of his players for the past 30 years.

“I think it’s an advantage that he’s my father and my manager,” said KC Hobson, the son of dog infielder and manager Butch Hobson.

KC played for his father with his dogs last season.

“I enjoy it every minute,” Butch said. “We plunge our heads into things, and that’s okay. At the age of 15, he said,” I don’t want to be a batter coach anymore. ” But he is back. It’s nice to see him play and make him part of this team. “

“My dad does a great job of treating everyone like having 25 sons,” KC said. “He treats everyone as if he were his own child.”

Hobson’s favorite baseball memories came with the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Lancaster Barnstormers in 2016. Butch is in control and decides to decide on one game to rejuvenate himself and play with his son.

“KC was by Bat Track on Friday and I went to him and said,’Do you think I have this crazy idea?’” Butch recalls. “I rejuvenate myself on Sunday and play third base while you are playing first. I hit second and you hit third in one inning. What do you think? He said, “Go for your dad,” and I did it. I had to do that. Because I never have the opportunity to do it again. “

“He said he would swing at the opening ceremony, and he swung at [batting] After leaving the cage for 45 minutes, I lowered the two fastballs from the center and shook them with a slider in the soil to launch them. “Did you say you were swinging at the opening ceremony?” And he said, “I couldn’t even see it,” KC recalled with a laugh. “How many guys can do it? Would you like to play a professional baseball game with your dad? I think it was a good experience for him and one of the best moments in his baseball career. I will. “

Butch’s play day takes place when he calms down to coach the third base, but celebrating Father’s Day at the stadium with his son in the same field is the best gift of all. ..

“Most of us in the game can’t be with family on Father’s Day, but at least I can be with one of my family, one of my kids “Butch said.

“I think we should celebrate our mother and father every day,” KC said. “Tell him that I love him. Thank you for every opportunity he has given me.”