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TBT: JUNE 18TH, TONY GWYNN

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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.

 

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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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LYIN BRAUN

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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

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