Second Baseman Phil Garner says that because of the fans, "Dave Parker is going through hard times. There is something missing in his life and he knows it. I think he has found that fame is fleeting if it's anything." Parker agrees. In the tranquillity of his suburban home, he told SI's Doug Looney, "Maybe what I'm finding out is that the price for success is to be a lonely man."
There's a little saying that Jackson is fond of, and it applies to Templeton and Parker as well. Whenever someone comes up to Jackson in public and says, "I know you," he replies, "You know who I am, but you don't know me."