Just saw an interview on ESPN where he said among other things about the passing of his father:
"I never had to analyze tape, my dad always did it for me"
"This offseason I didn't want to do anything, I had no motivation"
"The only reason I ever played was for the approval of my dad and Willie (Mays)"
"The first time I got in a batting cage this spring I broke down, I couldn't do it"
he went on to say that his mom told him that he had to do it for himself and that he was going to hit as many hr as he could
so take it as you will
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."