Safe at third

Ten days after the Tarp Play, on Sept. 13, 2013, Levon Donaldson showed up in the stands to watch his son play baseball for the first time. Since being released from prison, Levon's contact with Josh had been limited to sporadic phone calls and the occasional off-season visit. Whenever he'd bring up baseball, offering a few coaching tips, Josh would change the subject to avoid butting heads. "Our personalities are too similar," says Josh. Levon was working construction not far from the Rangers' stadium, so he drove over to see his kid play. Ask Josh about it now, what it felt like to play in front of his father, and he's understated in his response: "It was nice." Of course he doesn't have to say much more than that. His play that night -- 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs -- did all the talking. Translation? Watch me.

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