Shawon Dunston Jr. wore a white No. 90 jersey with nothing across the back, no famous last name. He had no idea he'd be exchanging lineup cards when he was called over on Monday from minor-league camp. Cubs manager Dale Sveum and bench coach Jamie Quirk told him: You're going to see your dad. Shawon - the San Francisco Giants coach, the Brooklyn kid the Cubs picked No. 1 overall in the 1982 draft - walked out to home plate and hugged his son twice. Shawon Jr.'s mother and sister were among the 13,374 fans inside HoHoKam Stadium watching the family reunion. "Pretty fun, pretty surreal," Shawon Jr. said. "This was a dream when I was a little kid, trying to be in the big leagues. I got a taste of it today and hopefully I'm here pretty soon." Shawon was seen wiping away tears after hugging his son again after the Giants beat the Cubs 9-3. He later struggled for words, telling the San Francisco writers "I'm very proud" before pausing a moment and running back onto the team bus. The pictures said everything. Shawon Jr., 20, didn't get a scouting report from his dad before facing Sergio Romo in the ninth inning. He worked a full count against the World Series hero and singled through the hole at shortstop. "I knew what he had, because I'm a big Giants fan," Shawon Jr. said. "I'm not going to sit here and be secret about it. I'm from the Bay Area, so I watch him all the time and I know the whole team. It was pretty nice facing him."
Cubs-Giants becomes a reunion for Dunston family
CSN Chicago | Mar 26