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Sunday BP, 6/17/18

Brandenburg’s Waterways Lure Canoe Enthusiasts Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

There’s a lot going on in the world, and in our lives. So when our sports teams are doing poorly, negating one of our methods of escapism, sometimes you have to find new ways to escape from the world and find some peace or joy.

If you find yourself in that boat, Lexi Pence and our own Carmen Kiew have a suggestion for you: Forest Bathing.

Lexi, Carmen and their friend Ash head to Lake Lagunitas and explain the health benefits of making time to spend in the great outdoors.

I think sometimes we start to take these losing stretches of baseball a little too hard, on top of everything else going on in our lives and in the news, so it’s a great reminder to take care of yourself and help clear your head every now and then.

Just in case you missed it, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped a surprise (but not-unexpected) album yesterday called Everything Is Love. It’s good. It’s only available to stream on Tidal so far, so I hope you saved your free trial.

This has nothing to do with baseball, but as a card-carrying member of the Bey-hive, I am contractually obligated to make sure you are aware of this fact.

Today is also Father’s Day! Brandon Crawford, no stranger to being a dad, will be a dad to another Crawbaby this week, as his wife Jalynne is due to give birth to the couple’s fourth child and second son.

Crawford will likely miss at least three games, starting tomorrow, to be with her for paternity leave. This is wonderful and I never want to hear a single complaint about players getting time off to be with their new babies, unless it’s to complain that it isn’t enough time. Which I agree with.

His fellow Brandon will follow him later in the summer, as his wife Haylee is due with their second child.

So Happy Father’s Day to the Brandons! And all of the Giants dads, McCoven dads, and dads of the McCoven! And we extend our love to all those who have lost their dads, or dads who have lost a child, or those would-be dads who were never able to be one. We hope you all have a great day, and hopefully the Giants can string together more than two runs at Dodger Stadium for you, but try not to take it personally if they can’t.