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OT: RIP Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn

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Posted: 06/16/2014 9:33 AM

OT: RIP Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn 


The saddest day in San Diego, the city just lost the greatest baseball player in its history. I will never forget the memories, joy, and excitement he brung to the city of San Diego. I grew up watching him as a kid, he was the ONLY reason why I became a die hard padres fan from the start. The sweetest swing I have ever seen and one of the classiest people you will ever meet, I can't believe he's gone. We lost a icon today....

You will be missed

RIP Tony Gwynn

Last edited 06/16/2014 10:00 AM by joser619

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Posted: 06/16/2014 9:49 AM

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You said it all joser, growing up going to the Murph, watching the great one




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Posted: 06/16/2014 10:21 AM

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I'm so sick to my stomach that I can't even think straight right now. He was my hero growing up and brought much joy to my life. I am beyond sad and feel like someone punched me in the stomach.

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Posted: 06/16/2014 11:52 AM

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This is a very truly sad day. San Diego has lost a beloved son and a sports icon. It's been a rough couple of years for us SD sports fans..first Junior Seau, then Jerry Coleman this past January and now the passing of Tony Gwynn.

RIP Mr. Padre
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Posted: 06/16/2014 2:34 PM

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Hands down my favorite baseball and especially Padre player of all time. I remember a wrestler by the name of Bret Hart of the Hart foundation of WWF fame who called himself the hitman. Tony G was truly baseballs version of the "Hit"man. The best there was is and ever will be. And to do it all with just one ball club and playing through the steroid era knowing he did it the right way.

Unfreakin believable.
And for ol time sake, you can hang a star on that one baby.

RIP Tony.
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Posted: 06/16/2014 5:58 PM

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You folks have my condolences. I am a baseball coach. And while the Splendid Splinter was a San Diego native, Tony Gwynn was, without a doubt, the greatest Padre of all time. When Sparky died a few years ago, the only board member I had to share my grief was Shoehater. RIP Tony.
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Posted: 06/16/2014 10:04 PM

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redlegman wrote: You folks have my condolences. I am a baseball coach. And while the Splendid Splinter was a San Diego native, Tony Gwynn was, without a doubt, the greatest Padre of all time. When Sparky died a few years ago, the only board member I had to share my grief was Shoehater. RIP Tony.
Red I know you are a big baseball fan....and I really appreciate your high praise...and while I know there has been a lot of great baseball players....I honestly believe Tony wasn't just the greatest Padre of all time but the greatest baseball player of all time. I really do. No one...I mean no one got a hit when you needed it like him. He's the sole reason there is still baseball in San Diego and why most Padre fans are Padre fans. The guy was truly unbelievable....I can't tell you how many times the Padres needed a hit and he came through. It's mind boggling!

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Posted: 06/17/2014 3:25 AM

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I remember taking a trip to SD in the 90's during summer. I remember the moment it was a stunningly beautiful night the sun was nearly down but I could still see the orange glow going down. I was sitting on a 7-11 parking lot of all places as my girlfriend went inside. I tuned in the radio and I heard it. It was baseball. Local radio, and Gwynn was up to bat. That was a baseball moment I won't forget and I have all the respect in the world for that guy he played the game the right way. That was a magical moment in my life as I sat there with my window down just listening and I didn't even have to be at the game it was awesome.

RIP Tony.
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Posted: 06/17/2014 4:26 AM

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As a Padre fan this is really hard .As a cancer survivor this is Really hard and a little scary.I grew up in Poway so we lived in the same city it makes you realize just how small the world really is.Rip Mr.Gwynn you were a great player and an even better person.
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Posted: 06/17/2014 5:45 AM

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Honk, Red, We can say we saw Pro baseball back when it was great at its purest form still with Tony leading
the Charge, back when we where kids you could still still get $5 GA seats and have a blast and watch the guys
play and you knew you were in the presence of greatness with #19 in the same Stadium!
Chargerhonk wrote:
redlegman wrote: You folks have my condolences. I am a baseball coach. And while the Splendid Splinter was a San Diego native, Tony Gwynn was, without a doubt, the greatest Padre of all time. When Sparky died a few years ago, the only board member I had to share my grief was Shoehater. RIP Tony.
Red I know you are a big baseball fan....and I really appreciate your high praise...and while I know there has been a lot of great baseball players....I honestly believe Tony wasn't just the greatest Padre of all time but the greatest baseball player of all time. I really do. No one...I mean no one got a hit when you needed it like him. He's the sole reason there is still baseball in San Diego and why most Padre fans are Padre fans. The guy was truly unbelievable....I can't tell you how many times the Padres needed a hit and he came through. It's mind boggling!




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Posted: 06/17/2014 6:06 AM

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Tony epitomized class.  He had an incredible work ethic and was physically gifted which made him a Hall of Famer.  Other athletes should look at Tony's career and see how to conduct yourself.  RIP Mr. Padre and thanks for the memories as a Padre and an Aztec.
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Posted: 06/18/2014 9:47 AM

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I still can't believe Tony is gone. The world is a lot darker without him in it and he will certainly be missed. A true hometown hero story....there may never be another like Tony in our lifetime. Thanks for the memories Tony and thanks for caring about others, your legacy will live on because of it.
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