In contrast to so many other players of the game today, Tony Gwynn played his entire twenty year career for one team…the San Diego Padres.
However, there were no contrasts to this man’s game…he was simply one of the very best baseball players in my lifetime.
He was, and always will be “Mr. Padre”.
His endeavors on the field with a .338 career batting average, 5 gold gloves & 8 batting titles, were only surpassed by his greatness as a genuine good person.
Another good guy gone too soon.
With a record-setting attendance…the packed ball park chanted “BEAT LA!“…
And we did!
3 – 1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers! YES!
It was a great game, and a great way to kick off the 2014 Padre Baseball Season!
I’m looking forward to a lot more of these victories! It’s only the beginning of a long season….but it’s off to a good start!
Well, this is it. The last baseball game that I will be attending this season. The 2013 season for the San Diego Padres will officially be over on Sept. 29th.
It was an interesting season.
It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, you know, like winning the division and going on to the World Series.
But there were some good things about the season, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, for a few weeks, it seemed as though my team was going to make a run for it, and climb all the way up out of the basement, and in to first place. (As it stands right now, we are officially out of the basement, hovering at 3rd place.)
Nope. It wasn’t meant to be. Not this year. I guess this just means that they’ve left room for improvement for next year, right?!
That’s ok, I’m still a fan.
I’ll be back next year, and once again it will be with high hopes, just like I had this year.