According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, five percent of Diamondbacks fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That level has held steady since last week, but is up from a flat zero percent the week before. If there had been a way to achieve a sub-zero percentage, I’m fairly sure a seventeen-game losing streak would have done it.
A winning team always brings fans out to the game. But the Diamondbacks wouldn’t know anything about that. Instead, fans came out last week to celebrate Father’s Day. For a handful of players, the day likely means a little something extra as they compete at the same level as their dad. There are a number of second-generation MLB players in the league right now, but some have already emerged as stars. While not on the field together, there are some families that make a dominating pair.
Fans around the country believe Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and his Hall of Fame father Vlad Guerrero Sr. are the best father-son duo with one player currently active, taking 79 percent of the vote. Fernando Tatis Jr. and his dad finished in a distant second with 12 percent.
Despite being in only his third season, Tatis Jr. has undoubtedly stepped out of his father’s shadow and stands as a star in his own right. 81 percent of MLB fans believe the San Diego Padres shortstop will have a better career than his dad. Just over a quarter of fans believe Guerrero Jr. will be better than his dad, with slightly under a quarter believing the same about his teammate Bo Bichette.
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