Do dads feel as appreciated as mom?

By Joe Bennett

June 17, 2012 Updated Jun 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM CDT

According to a study from an online retailer, dads don't feel quite as appreciated as moms do on Mother's Day.

However, the dads we spoke with at Sunday afternoon's Peoria Chiefs game are saying the opposite.

Bob Mullane says his father was there for him, and he will be there for his son Aiden and daughter Teagen.

"Being a father now, I truly, truly appreciated what my father did for me and the sacrifices he made," Mullane says. "And what these kids do for me along with my wife, heck every day is Father's Day as far as I'm concerned."

Steve small and his three daughters missed chance to celebrate his birthday with a ball game last week.

So he says today is a double celebration.

"We wanted to do this for my birthday and they were out of town, so we came here today to celebrate Father's Day," says Small. "This is special enough. This is what I wanted to do, and this is great."

"He's there for us and he cares for us and he gives us stuff," contemplates Steve's daughter Samantha. "I don't know, we love him and that's pretty much it."