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Posted by: Jack Curry on Aug 4, 2010 at 09:56:50 AM

You would think it would be easy by now. Once your son had made it to the Major Leagues, played 12 seasons, clubbed 326 homers and appeared in a World Series, you would think it would be easy to watch his games.

Larry Berkman, Lance’s father, said it isn’t easy. It can be torturous.

After Berkman’s first two games with the Yankees, I called his father to ask Larry about turning his son into a switch-hitter. After Larry explained in vivid detail how he helped transform a six-year old right-handed hitter into a polished switch-hitter, I asked him how excited he was about his son being traded to the Yankees from the Astros. The father was blunt.

“To be truthful, it scares me to death because I want him to do so well,” Larry said. “It’s tough to sit and