|Celebrating the Life of a Legend
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Posted: June 19, 2014
by Ted Greenberg
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I do not know a single San Diego Padres fan. Not one. Likewise, I do not know anyone who wasn’t a fan of the the most famous Padre–Tony Gwynn. He did his–being a baseball player–with dignity, humility and integrity. And, he committed to a team that never gave him a true chance to win the World Series. Despite lucrative offers to leave the team, he double downed and played his whole career for the Padres. The community supported him and loved him for his commitment both on and off the field.
I understand that commitment. As much as Mr. Gwynn cherished San Diego, I love New York. The Big Apple courses through my veins in a profound way. I’ve been enamored with the fast pace, the people, the wildness of my hometown.
Like any fan of baseball and decent human beings, I was sad to learn that Mr. Gwynn lost his battle with salivary gland cancer this week. At the age of 54. The world is truly a lesser place with his passing, but a greater one because of his life. Thank you Tony Gwynn for being a role model and not succumbing to big bucks. I’m just grateful he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame before he died.
Thank you for a job well done. That’s all we can hope to do. RIP.
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