Family My Daughter, the Jock A once-nerdy father comes to terms with a daughter who loves basketball. By Mike Dawson June 07, 201812:02 PM Tweet Share Comment Photo illustration by Slate. Comic by Mike Dawson. Minor Leagues is Slate’s pop-up blog about kids’ sports. Mike Dawson Tweet Share Comment Comics Family Minor Leagues Parenting Sports Mike Dawson is the Eisner-nominated and Ignatz-winning author of Troop 142, Freddie & Me, Rules for Dating My Daughter, and numerous long-form editorial webcomics examining parenting and politics.