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The past couple of years were difficult for Mr. Padre after he was diagnosed with cancer of a salivary gland in 2010. An on and off battle with the disease ended 2 days ago when cancer took his life. Gwynn attributed his cancer and mouth issues to his addiction to dipping tobacco. A lot has been made of the smokeless form of tobacco since Gwynn passed, and many are wondering if the MLB should ban it. But instead of delving into that topic we use this TBT to remember and honor one of the best to ever take the plate.  


Some of Tony Gwynn’s statistics are absolutely mind bottling, they’ve got my mind all trapped in a bottle. You can start at his career .338 batting average, eight batting titles, 3,141 career hits and 15 all-star games…whatever. The only season he didn’t hit .300 was his rookie year, followed by 19 straight years of over .300. Father Time gets to everyone, and even legends Jeter, Kobe, Tim Duncan, and Jerry Rice all got to points in their careers where they declined. So perhaps the most ridiculous Tony Gwynn stat is that in seasons from 1995 to 2001 (his last season), Gwynn batted .350 at the plate….he turned 35 in 1995, absolutely bonkers. In that 1995 season Gwynn struck out a total of 15 times. Currently, there are 30 MLB players who have struck out more than 15 times in the month of JUNE. He did it against the best pitchers too, he batted over .350 against Cy Young winners throughout his career.



Absolutely incredible numbers. Video Game stats right there. Truly one of the best hitters in the history of the game. Gwynn was spending the last 12 years of his life coaching his alma-mater San Diego State (where he also was a great basketball player).


Here is a pretty chilling memorial video of Mr. Padre: 


— Steve Butabi

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TBT: June 12th, Vladimir Guerrero


9 time All Star… 2004 AL MVP… Career AVG .319… 449 total HRs…

No debating those statistics, Vlad was a beast in the batters box, but that isn’t why he is a legend of the MLB. Lets start with his HOSE/CANNON/FROZEN ROPE he had on him. The man could throw a baseball from the left field wall to the stands in right field, thats almost 400 yards. Nothing gets me more jacked up (while watching baseball that is)  than watching someone just unleash a screamer and get someone out at home. Check this video of a relatively young Vlad just toying on baserunners..

Can’t even begin to count how many times he has made baserunners look foolish in his 16 year career. Vlad was probably more famous for his knack of swinging at literally anything. He had the biggest strikezone in MLB history. He would reach for absoultely anything because he thought if he made contact, it was baaaack-back-back-back-back-back. I mean he has hit balls off the dirt before, no lie…

Baseball doesn’t make em like this anymore, one of the most explosive ever to do it. Click play on this tribute and light up a smile for the best bad ball hitter of all time. Vladimir Guerrero, people.

– Throc Morton



The wait is over. Myself and Throc Mortin are back in action…and what better way to get back into it than with a Hump Day Hero.

Carlos “El Toro” Zambrano was one of my favorite players in baseball during his stint in the MLB. The 6’4 275lb Venezuelan fits the mold of an HDH to perfection. He was a fiery guy that was good for an ejection, or at the bare minimum a broken bat over his knee…every game. Some ridiculous Zambrano moments include: He was told not to come into the clubhouse for 30 days, he cleaned out his locker and claimed he quit, then returned the next day, and he got in a fight with a water cooler.

This is vintage Zambrano…just some of many meltdowns.


But the thing about Zambrano…he was actually a great pitcher. He could light up the “Not top 10” for a meltdown one week, but then come back and throw a no hitter like he does here.


The other aspect to Big Z that made him a legend was his ability crush the ball. There are few things i respect more in the MLB than pitchers who can hang in there at the plate, and El Toro did more than just hang in there. Zambrano was easily the best batting pitcher in recent history. He didn’t just hit for average, he hit bombs.


So attack the rest of this hump day like Zambrano would…balls to the wall. We’re back.

– Steve Butabi




Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season. “I’m not perfect. I realize now that i have made some mistakes.” Oh nowwww you’ve realized okay.

This guy has Lance Armstrong written all over him…ultimate weasel. The thing is, in my opinion it’s not even a huge deal that he took steroids or HGH. Obviously it’s not the right thing to do, but if you’re going to tell me that steroids are not still prevalent in the sport of baseball, you’re a fool. I don’t think I can name 1 player in the MLB that i can say i believe 100% has never taken anything. Actually I take that back there is 1…the biracial angel, greatest New York athlete ever, DJK3, Derek Jeter, but thats beside the point. But honestly steroids, HGH, any ped’s really, are still a massive problem. The fact that the media and the MLB thinks that they “Cleaned up baseball” is comical. That “Steroid Era” that the MLB supposedly graduated from, is actually healthier than ever. Guys will always just find different drugs and different ways to take them.

This vid shows some uncanny pics

So Braun taking steroids…whatever. Braun denying the way he did and attacking people that accused him…classless. This guy was so adamant in his argument, he almost had me believing him. Between his charismatic arguments, and the way people came out and defended him, i actually believed there was a chance…just a chance…that he was clean. I mean Aaron Rodgers, a good friend of Braun’s, put his reputation on the line by throwing out aggressive tweets in Braun’s defense. So my thinking was there is no way Rodgers would do this if he hadn’t already talked to Braun and made sure his buddy was clean. Likewise, there is no way Braun would lie to his good friend, and let Rodgers throw out all these aggressive tweets in his defense, when he was actually juicin’ this whole time. So i guess Braun stone cold lied even to his close friends and teammates, because they all seem to have been blindsided by this.

Check out Rodgers tweets…


MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated

— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012

There was also one in which Rodgers said…”I’d put my salary next year on it.”

The best part of this whole thing is that Braun never even failed an official MLB drug test. Based off his connection to Tony Bosch and the biogenesis lab the MLB thought the evidence was overwhelming. I think that’s great…this guy is denying so unbelievably hard, never actually even fails a drug test, but the MLB suspends him so he just gives up and apologizes with his thumb up his ass, classic.

Honestly I love the Yanks, I like baseball, but to me this is whatever. It’s Braun today, it will be A-Rod by the end of the week, and it will be another 1 soon after. Just another rat running around in the sewer that is the MLB.

– Steve Butabi