Just got out of the shower, and was watching halftime of the Germany versus Portugal game. Listening to the domination by Germany I noticed Gwynn written across the bottom. Was sad to see that this legend has passed away at 54.
While it was from a distance I can say I was honored to have seen the man last year on vacation when we went to the Padres game. He was doing a teaching thing for television on the wiffle ball field. At the time I was thrilled beyond belief, but upset at the same time. The thrill was I haven't seen many players like him in person throughout my life. The upset was he looked rough, and I felt in my heart that he didn't have many years left.
All I can say is it was an honor to have seen you play.