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Lobo: Dad kept me on my toes

An excerpt from the ESPN book "Fathers and Daughters and Sports"

Updated: June 17, 2010, 12:10 PM ET
By Rebecca Lobo

I used to be the Hat With the Kid Under It. That's what my dad called me. He had nicknames for everyone and everything — Dickensian names for pets and offspring. Our guinea pig, he named Pinnywigg. My brother was Pigglypear. And I, the youngest of his three children, was the Hat With the Kid Under It.

The hat that wore me everywhere as an eight-year-old was a green Oakland A's model. I wasn't an A's fan. We were all Red Sox fans in western Massachusetts. I just inherited ...

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