ST. PETERSBURG -- Father's Day is almost here, and Rays players are thankful for the role their fathers played in helping them to become Major Leaguers.
Not only did the fathers help their sons with their budding baseball skills, they also helped them learn some of life's lessons.
Luke Scott, Alex Cobb, Fernando Rodney and Sean Rodriguez talked to MLB.com about their fathers. Each of the players sent a special message to his dad, thanking him for years of support.
Click on the above video to see what each of these players had to say.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.