"Obviously he had a huge influence on me in every way. He did the same thing I do with my son now -- my dad never pushed sports. It was clear he loved it and had a passion for it, and that he never wanted us to feel pressure to play or not play. But if we were involved, he always wanted to be sure we were doing what we should be doing. Any time we went out to play, he would say the same thing I say to my son: 'Play hard and have fun.'"
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