I was going to do a post tonight about Casey Kasem, who passed away on Sunday. That was before I found out that Tony Gwynn had passed away as well. To say I was shocked was an understatement. I was at work and noticed the headline and I just stared at it. Even writing the headline for my post seemed surreal.
I can't remember if I knew he had cancer or not but I definitely didn't know that it had progressed that far. Being on the East Coast, the opportunities to watch Padres games were not that plentiful, so I only got to see him through baseball cards and All-Star games.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Gwynn. You are loved by many.