The last couple weeks father's all over the country, turned on a ball game, turned to their sons and said, "You know Rick Ankiel, when he was 19 he was supposed the best pitcher in world. Then he failed like no other pitcher in the history of baseball and was ashamed in front of the whole world. His attempts to pitch failed for years, he had injury after injury, he was physically and mentally scarred. But he never gave up, he became an outfielder and is crushing the ball. He's the darling of all American sports fans because he worked hard and never gave up. Just remember Jr. work hard, follow the rules and you can accomplish anything."