The Fox broadcast of the 2014 All-Star game will go down in history as a fond farewell to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who as well all know very well, is retiring after this season.
Jeter was mentioned a whole lot, but what was missing was any mention of or tribute to a certain fella by the name of Tony Gwynn – you know, one of the best hitters to play the game and a 15-time All-Star, who died of cancer almost one month to the day????
The only semblance of a nod came from Ken Rosenthal’s Tweet, not the broadcast, showing a Baltimore Orioles cap that has a little “TG19” in the corner. That’s it.
Photo of Jones’ cap. pic.twitter.com/ME561pxBy9
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 16, 2014
Gwynn’s former team, the San Diego Padres took notice, sending out a fitting Tweet not long after the game – no 140 words or less, just a picture that says it all.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 16, 2014
“Obviously Tony Gwynn’s a huge part of the game and it would’ve been something cool to see but it didn’t happen,” Pitcher Hudson Street, the lone All-Star representative from the team told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve been at six other ballparks around the league where they’ve done one. I don’t think there’s any short of remembrance for Tony.”
Geesh guys, you would’ve thought Jeter died…