Quote of the day

I always play with a big smile on my face.

~Tony Gwynn

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Quote of the day

Remember these two things: Play hard and have fun.

~Tony Gwynn

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Tony Gwynn’s Hall of Fame induction speech

We lived in southern California about the time I started becoming interested in sports.  My older brother always had sports on the TV, which meant a steady stream of Padres, Chargers, and Lakers games playing in the background of my childhood.  And though we moved to Kansas City right as I became old enough to start rooting for a baseball team on my own, one of the first Major League Baseball players I ever became aware of was Tony Gwynn.  I’d say he qualifies as a good introduction to the professional game.

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R.I.P. Tony Gwynn

Yesterday, we lost one of the game’s greatest hitters, and a huge part of my earliest introduction to baseball.  Tony Gwynn was a career San Diego Padre, a 15-time All Star, and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 alongside Cal Ripken, Jr.  He passed away yesterday after a long battle with salivary gland cancer.

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