MLB, Fox too busy kissing Jeter’s ass to remember Tony Gwynn


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.

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.

“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…

H/T Eric Wilbur

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