And when the whole gloppy mess goes public, his daughters are so humiliated they refuse to see him, according to Cyndy. Steve contends that she had brainwashed them.
At least 60 times in 1989, according to a suit Steve filed against Cyndy. he was supposed to meet with his daughters as part of the custody agreement and wasn't able to because Cyndy had impeded him. For the court-ordered counseling sessions, for instance, he would drive two hours from San Diego to Los Angeles, wait around for an hour, then drive back home. There he was behind the wheel of the $50,000 Mercedes the Padres had given him on Steve Garvey Night, driving down the dark freeway, Mr. Control, crying.
And if you think those drives were bad, you should have been with him on Sept. 15, after what he heard in Department No. 9 of the Superior Court for Los Angeles County. That's where lawyers questioned his daughter, Krisha:
Q: Do you want to see your father?
A: I don't want to see him.
Q: Are you willing to?
Q: Do you love your father?
Q: Did you ever love your father?