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Tony Gwynn Sr has left the ballpark. May he rest in peace.

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Posted: 6/16/2014 11:52 AM

Tony Gwynn Sr has left the ballpark. May he rest in peace. 


Gwynn has passed away after a 4 year fight with cancer.  Here is a tear jerker for women tough article for men to read that ran yesterday

http://www.csnphilly.com/baseb...e-fathers-fight

Last edited 6/16/2014 12:04 PM by sczepp

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Posted: 6/16/2014 12:37 PM

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Wow. The Cal Riken of the West Coast....just as good of an ambassador of the game and just as great of a human being. 

WAY too young. Cancer is stupid.


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Posted: 6/16/2014 12:57 PM

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Sad day for baseball for sure. RIP Tony. You will be missed.
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Posted: 6/16/2014 1:46 PM

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shocked...didn't know he was sick. A GREAT day for baseball when both he and Ripken entered the HOF...might never be another duo like that again...played hard' played clean and stayed with the original team throughout.
Sad day for baseball and its fans. Wonder what the Padres organization has planned?
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Posted: 6/16/2014 3:54 PM

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Yeah I remember hearing he was in bad shape. I really hope MLB uses this example and outlaws chewing tobacco from the game. It's disgusting and needs to go away now


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Posted: 6/16/2014 3:56 PM

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--- Skipjacks wrote:

Wow. The Cal Riken of the West Coast....just as good of an ambassador of the game and just as great of a human being. 

WAY too young. Cancer is stupid.

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Yes cancer is stupid but I have a hard time being sympathetic when that cancer is caused by tobacco use.


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Posted: 6/17/2014 1:13 AM

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Woke up to a text this morning that Gwynn passed away. Really sad to hear it. Very class act.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 6:59 PM

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yeah it was really cool to see he and Cal go in to the HOF together
class act
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Posted: 6/21/2014 4:01 AM

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It makes me wonder after Jeter, who will be the next Hall of Famer who will have played his entire career with one team.
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Posted: 6/21/2014 3:07 PM

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that list is surely very small and shrinking daily.
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Posted: 6/21/2014 8:23 PM

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Adam Jones or Matt Wieters I assume wink

I was going to say Paul Konerko but he apparently played in NL briefly 

Probably Mauer 

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Posted: 6/21/2014 11:38 PM

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Once thought Mauer was a lock but now I'm not so sure. He has that cumbersome contract but he could be moved. He is having a terrible year so far...snapping out of it a bit this weekend. If Joe Mauer is going to hit .250 with zero power and very few RBI, he stops being untouchable.
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Posted: 6/22/2014 3:27 AM

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Just me but I don't see Maher going anywhere with a contract that big. Even if the Twins picked up half of it.
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Posted: 6/22/2014 10:37 AM

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I agree it would be very difficult to move him...particularly now if he is starting to decline some...however anyone can be moved for the right price. There will always be Yankees and Dodgers teams willing to grossly overpay to get their man.

I hope Joe M picks it up and makes his usual contributions to the Twins, so that they won't have to be concerned about moving him. Plus he's a hometown boy. He's a potential HOFer if he can maintain his excellence for a few more solid seasons. What might not be in his favor anymore is that he isn't catching and he has no power and marginal run production. He is essentially an opposite field slap hitter. But there's still time to put up HOF numbers.
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Posted: 6/22/2014 12:08 PM

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Speaking of being moved for the right price: Alex Rodriguez is getting back in shape for next season. How much do you think the Yankees would be willing to pay to get another team to take him off their hands?
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Posted: 6/22/2014 12:19 PM

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Forgot AJ played a few games with Seattle before we hosed them in that trade guess it's up to  Markakis playing until he's 40 to amass enough stats
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Posted: 6/22/2014 4:29 PM

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Barring dismal seasons in his 30s, Kakes will be in the Orioles Hall of Fame.

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Posted: 6/22/2014 4:49 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote: Forgot AJ played a few games with Seattle before we hosed them in that trade guess it's up to  Markakis playing until he's 40 to amass enough stats
Nick and AJ will both make the Hall of Very Good but neither are HOFers.

Machado and Gausman are the only guys who are currently on the squad that have any hope.
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Posted: 6/26/2014 1:10 PM

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stephenjames1979 wrote: Speaking of being moved for the right price: Alex Rodriguez is getting back in shape for next season. How much do you think the Yankees would be willing to pay to get another team to take him off their hands?

Lord I hope so. He,Beltran and Soriano who are ready for Social Security next year will eating up most of their payroll and hold them back for at least 2015 and 2016. Add to that a beat up Severna Park Boy and a CF who is hurt every other season that team could be bringing up the rear for a couple of seasons.
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Posted: 6/26/2014 2:06 PM

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dmason85 wrote:
DiscoJamal wrote: Forgot AJ played a few games with Seattle before we hosed them in that trade guess it's up to  Markakis playing until he's 40 to amass enough stats
Nick and AJ will both make the Hall of Very Good but neither are HOFers.

Machado and Gausman are the only guys who are currently on the squad that have any hope.

I don't know I still think AJ could step up a bit more - maybe win an MVP & hopefully win a WS

Nick could be an all-time orioles great if he sticks around - possibly #3 in hits

Otherwise I agree -hopefully Bundy puts himself there too 

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