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Phillies Fans Show Gwynn Jr. Love

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, June 25, 2014 10:05 AM | Comments: 8
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If you didn’t see it last night, then all you have to do is watch to understand what kind of person Tony Gwynn Jr. is, what kind of person and player is dad was, and how exceptional the Phillies fanbase is.

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  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Yeah, Phillies fans are tough, but we know how to step up when it counts.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chuck A.

    Well, I’m gonna continue the toughness. Nice moment, kudos to the fans, Salty, the home plate umpire.

    HOWEVER….. Just how long will the Phillies stick with this guy? .155 BA in 52 games before last night’s at-bat. Not exactly what we need …

     
    • Posts: 0 John

      Really, man? On an article that really wasn’t about baseball itself, or the Phillies’ woes, you have to take it to their. This was a feel-good piece about how compassionate and caring the fans really are, and you take it right back to the spot where we get our bad name from. Because all you can think about is that batting average from a role player whose hall of fame dad just passed. Did it ever occur to you that maybe the low BA comes from not playing regularly or that his dad being sick since April weighed on his mind?

       
    • Posts: 0 George

      Totally unnecessary commentary on Gwynn Jr’s. batting average, Chuck.

      I have no problem with complaints about Phils bench players, but PLEASE, save it for a more appropriate place. A positive commentary on Phils fans and the Gwynn family is NOT the spot for bitching about the roster.

       
    • Posts: 0 Chuck A.

      Whoa…guys….

      I didn’t call him a bad name or slam the organization or the fans. I didn’t make a crazy comment like someone else did the night before when he called out a few players for chewing tobacco (Utley, Brown) and that they would “get what they deserved” (a reference to Gwynn Sr. supposedly dying from it). Now THAT was unnecessary and classless!

      All I said was ….after I actually praised the sentiment from the fans, Salty and the umpire for allowing the moment to unfold and take root….was that his average is WELL BELOW ( no one can argue that) an acceptable level for him to be on the roster. I think we all can agree on that.

      If I was out of line with my comment, I’m sorry. Maybe the timing was a little off. But I meant absolutely no harm.

       
  • Avatar of "Big Ed" Delahanty

    Props to my fellow fans for the standing ovation. Made me proud to be a Phillies fan!

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith L

    I think the only thing that could have made that AB better would be to see Gwynn Jr get a hit through the 5.5 hole.

     
  • Posts: 0 Debi Rice

    Classy move Phillies fans. As a San Diegan it goes without saying that Tony was an incredible guy. Not many San Diegans know much about Anthony though. Anthony lived next door to my mother here in San Diego for a few years. Although a bit more quiet than Tony, he was a kind and friendly man. Always ready with a smile and took the time to lend a hand if needed. A shame he had to lose his father so soon.

     
 
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