Happy Father's Day! We got 10 Angels players, broadcasters and manager Mike Scioscia to weigh in on their favorite advice from their fathers and father figures. What better way to celebrate the dads in their lives than by remembering and using their most impactful words of wisdom from their fathers. -- Jill Painter Lopez
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Albert Pujols learned to put others before himself from his dad. 'Always put others first before yourself. Knowing it's not about yourself. It's about others. He spent time with me when I was a little boy and took me everywhere. Those are the best things, being with your kids. Those are memories that never fade away. They stick with you no matter where you go and where you're at.'
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Mike Trout pays tribute to his dad (left) being there for him 'He's been there since Day One. He's always there for me before and after games. The person I can talk to. Both parents are the same way from the minor leagues and even through high school he's been very supportive and I can't thank him enough.'
Jered Weaver learned a strong work ethic from his father. 'He was big on never quitting. I've taken that to heart and always remembered that ... Just work hard at what I do. He worked hard to put food on the table for us. He was an electrical contractor. There would be days where he would be coming in crawling through the door because he couldn't walk because his back was killing him from climbing in attics and going underneath houses and stuff. Just work hard to provide for your family.'
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Johnny Giavotella learned to never quit and work hard. 'One of the things he always taught me is that nothing in life is given to you for free. If you want something, you have to go out and work hard and achieve it yourself. You have to keep moving forward and keep getting back up. If things are tough, you have to keep at it and you'll be fine.'
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Mark Gubicza learned to be nice to everyone. 'The thing I live by to this day and the best advice he ever gave me, and I even tell my kids this, it takes zero effort to be a good person. It takes a lot of effort to be a bad person. I've lived by that my entire life. A lot of people are still going to dislike you, but chances are people won't harbor and be really angry with you for a long period of time if you're nice to them. He told me that early on. He never cursed. That's insane, especially being in Philly and being a mailman, so you've got dogs chasing you and people mad every day about their mail not being there.'
Jose Mota learned to value education and always be prepared. 'The first one was about school. My dad said, 'I never had the opportunity that you're having to go to school. Find out what's out there in the world beyond baseball. Please take advantage of it.' Number 2 was, 'whatever you decide to do, you have to be the best at it not just one time but every time.' That was his way of saying you need to prepare every day for whatever you're going to do that day to be the best at it. Not to get compared to anybody else, but to know that day, when you left whatever job it was, that you were at the top and you were the best at it.'
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Mike Scioscia pays tribute to his mom's best advice on this day. 'Actually, my mom gave me a bit of advice when I was boarding the plane to play pro ball when I was 17 and I just signed with the Dodgers, she said 'Michael, if you want to be a leader, the first person you have to lead is yourself.' That really stuck with me. What she was telling me was you're responsible for all your actions. You're responsible for everything you do. If you're going to influence people in a positive way, you better take care of yourself first and make sure you're leading by example. It just stuck with me. I've told our kids that.'
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Matt Shoemaker appreciates everyday life advice and support. 'It wasn't one specific thing. It was daily life advice. It was nice, having my dad and two grandpas. My dad was always there for me. I grew up in a great family home with my mom and dad. And all the sacrifices in baseball they made to get me to games. All their vacation time turned into us going to tournaments. I wouldn't be where I am without them. ... If I could do part of what my dad did for me, I'd be a huge success. Hard work is key. Always be a good person. If you're always nice to people stuff is going to come back good to you.'
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Fernando Salas is inspired and motivated by his father. 'I play baseball for my dad. He played baseball. He's my inspiration. He's my motivation, too. He explained to me and showed me how to fight every day. My dad worked every day. I followed his steps. He's my motivation because he worked every day and I want to follow his life. ... This is a blessing. It's not easy for us when we live and play baseball in Mexico. It's a long process. You play in summer leagues, winter ball and then come here and play in minor leagues. We're lucky. It's really hard. He's so happy.'
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Kyle Kubitza learned to be positive from his late father. 'One of the main things my dad taught me was 'PMA' -- positive mental attitude. That always stuck with me. When things aren't going well, just stay positive. And that in playing baseball, there will be ups and downs, but baseball is something you do, it's not who you are.'