An excerpt from an article about Kinsler's dad
"I think honestly, what he really taught me is that whatever you do, you do it to the best of your ability," Kinsler said in a Father's Day reflection on growing up as the son of a prison warden in Tucson, Ariz.
"I don't think I really brought that with me into school, but in everything else I did, I did just that," Kinsler said.
Kinsler's father was an athlete, but also studied psychology in college. Both came in handy in working with his son as both his father and Little League coach. But Kinsler's favorite memory is of his father working with him one day in Tucson's Dennis Weaver Park. It was just the two of them in a typical father-son outing.
"He was hitting ground balls to me when I was about 10 years old," Kinsler said. "He was hitting them hard, smashing them at me. There was this old man walking his dog that came by. He stopped and watched and asked my dad how old I was.....