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Father’s Day 2018 McGift Guide

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This could also be a Mother’s Day 2018 McGift Guide in case forgot to get something for Mom.

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The standard commercial line is DAD LOVES SPORTS, and that’s probably true for some of you. For the rest of you, Dad might just love you, and since you’re here on this site, chances are you love sports; therefore, Dad likes sports because you love them. So, getting him something Giants-y just might work. If you can’t think of anything else.

The McCovey Chronicles Father’s Day McGift Guide is one of a kind: it’s the only Father’s Day McGift Guide you can find on this site. It’s a collection of items from our friends at BreakingT, the Giants organization, and curios from across the web. I can’t guarantee shipping times or reasonable shipping costs, unfortunately, so act fast. In case you forgot, Father’s Day is June 16th!

BreakingT’s Bay Area Collection

Our friends at BreakingT like to make t-shirts to mark significant moments throughout the season. You may remember them from their recent run of Giants shirts:

Maybe Dad has always been on the right side of the Belt Wars. What better way to dress a good soldier than in a shirt with their ideology printed right on the front? Maybe Dad loves the aspirational aspect of Pablo Sandoval’s achievements. Or, maybe he’s just a huge fan of Andrew McCutchen. BreakingT has the shirt for his mood.

But BreakingT also has a new shirt to commemorate the Warriors’ third championship:

As well as an entire Warriors section:

You can shop their entire Bay Area Collection by clicking this link.

And for Father’s Day, they’ve put together a gift guide of their own, spotlighting this pairing of that Pablo shirt and three baseball bats:

So, if your Dad likes to wax rhapsodic about the Giants’ recent past, make sure he has the right bat for the story. Oh, he was there when Tim Lincecum struck out 14 Braves? Put that 2010 bat in his hand. NBC Sports Bay Area just replayed Buster Posey’s grand slam off of Mat Latos? Where’s that 2012 bat?! Madison Bumgarner is pitching tonight? You know what bat that deserves. Those bats, though, are $675, so only get them if you really love him.

MLB Official Father’s Day hat for charities

The black and white is a bit odd to me because that color combo says death to me, but maybe your dad agrees yet likes the macabre. In which case, this ghoulish hat for good causes is the perfect gift. It also has the distinction of being rare. Walking down the street, or the hardware store, or Buffalo Wild Wings — I don’t know where dads tend to congregate — might get him some extra looks, smiles, and/or nods (cannot guarantee all three) all because he’s wearing a Giants hat, but not one people don’t usually see.

LEGO AT&T Parks

Etsy and eBay have these LEGO-made versions of AT&T Park, and these three in particular have different scales, qualities, and prices to fit your dad’s needs. I know there are dads out there who love LEGOs. These are not official LEGO sets, of course, but the work of dedicated LEGO/Giants fans who’ve put together the instructions Dad will need to build.

Sports Fan Island has this modestly sized and moderately priced park ($79.99)

Features

Approximately 3,000+ pieces in total

Includes decals for various stadium features

Approximately 12” x 10” x 3.5” when fully assembled

Details

Recommended for ages 12 and up

Officially licensed by MLB

There’s only 1 left of this small one ($49.00)

This build-able model ships un-assembled with printed, color instructions and includes 246 LEGO bricks and uses 63 unique LEGO elements to showcase AT&T Park!!

But if you really love your dad and you don’t want to see him for a long time, then consider buying him this time-consuming, painstaking recreation of AT&T Park in LEGO form. It’s so big you will probably see it in the next THE LEGO MOVIE sequel, or your dad can use it to sim his own LEGO Giants seasons. ($750.00)

This one of a kind set is all the LEGO bricks you need to bring AT&T Park to your home or office. Purchase price includes all of the LEGO bricks, a downloadable building guide and the original design file. The fully built model measures 20” x 20” + the Southside extension.

Notes: Sets are shipped as pieces with a digital building guide, assembly and PC/Mac meeting LEGO Digital Designer system requirements is required.

Video Game Nerd Art

If Dad grew up with an NES and won’t shutup about it to this day, then this wall art that faithfully and marvelously recreates NES 8-bit game cartridge covers is perfect. ($18.00)

Baseball and Video Games. Two great American past times. Enjoy this NES box art inspired design that will make any San Francisco Giants fan happy.

Print come in 11x17.

Other sizes available upon request.

Baseball Tickets

Finally, you can’t go wrong with getting him tickets to a game. You can get a pair so it’s just a father-child trip, or enough for the whole family (except for maybe your sister who gets on your nerves and doesn’t even like baseball).

StubHub has the tickets you want at prices you can afford. In the last home series, you could get tickets to Madison Bumgarner’s season debut for as low as $6 each. So, if you’re really in a bind and don’t know what else to get, treat him to a game! Click here for tickets.