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    Seriously no mention of Tony Gwynn or Don Zimmer tonight FOX?

    I forgot its was all Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter

    But not one word about Tony Gwynn or Don Zimmer?

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    I agree , but what does this have to do with Jeter. Make another Jeter thread

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    Final Jeter count for the Fox broadcast: exactly 100.

    Tony Gwynn or Don Zimmer count: ZERO

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    MINNEAPOLIS —There was no moment of silence. No jersey hanging in the dugout. Not even a simple mention on Fox's broadcast or a highlight reel heading into the break.

    While Tuesday night's All-Star Game featured plenty of Derek Jeter, Mike Trout and the woman who sings that song from Frozen, it was also notable for one glaring omission: Last month's death of Tony Gwynn at age 54 went unmentioned, reflecting poorly on both Major League Baseball and Fox.

    How in the world do you hold an All-Star Game almost one month to the day that Gwynn died and not pay any sort of tribute to him? The San Diego Padres Hall of Famer was a mainstay on the National League squad, making the team all but one year from 1984 to 1999 for a total of 15 All-Star appearances. The outgoing Gwynn was loved long after he retired and his death on June 16 was met with a universal mourning.

    On Tuesday night, baseball fans came together again to wonder how such an oversight could happen. While a Gwynn tribute did appear on the pregame show on little-watched Fox Sports One, there was nothing on the pregame broadcast on the main network or during the game.

    Here's a sampling of the outcry:
    With the Padres' lone representative, Huston Street, seeing no playing time on Tuesday, viewers didn't even get a chance to see the No. 19 patch the team has been wearing since Gwynn's death.

    Street said he was surprised of the omission but didn't think it was a "purposeful slight."

    "Obviously Tony Gwynn's a huge part of the game and it would've been something cool to see but it didn't happen," Street told Yahoo Sports after the game. "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.

    "It's Tony Gwynn, right? He's one of the greatest of all time."

    Street is right. Tony Gwynn is one of the best of all time. So seriously, what gives? When Gwynn's friend Ted Williams died the week before the 2002 All-Star Game, the league immediately jumped into action and named its All-Star MVP award after the Boston Red Sox legend. Now, that award wasn't given out until a year later in 2003 because of the tie in Milwaukee, but still.

    Heck, George Steinbrenner died on the same day of the 2010 All-Star Game and MLB officials still had enough time to put together a moment of silence AND a press conference involving Yankee All-Stars.

    It wouldn't have taken much, really. Just a few clips of a smiling Gwynn, some highlights and a reminder that he played the game "the right way" during what ended up becoming an ugly time for baseball. It would have reflected well on the sport and would've given Gwynn the moment he deserved.

    Who knows why they didn't? Maybe the league is trying to distance itself from the belief that chewing tobacco, a hot button topic in MLB, played a role in Gwynn's death? Maybe they thought enough time had passed? Maybe they have something else in the works?

    Whatever the case, the league and network should explain their oversight. Until then, we'll just have to enjoy and respect the simple tribute that Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles offered to Gwynn at Target Field.

    Kind of a shame you're learning about it here, isn't it?
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    It just occurred to me that Derek Jeter will inevitably die, and when he does there's a good chance the World Series will be renamed The Derek Jeter Memorial Series.

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    I would rate Tony Gwynn in the same area as Derek Jeter for all time greats. I find it disgraceful that FOX could not mention his name a single time. I know ESPn mentioned him during the HR Derby last night. At least it was something.

    I just can't deal with favoritism, and Jeter absolutely got cherry picked over Gwynn. RIP 19
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    I couldn't believe it. Only thing I saw was from a player. David Price patted the "ZIM" patch on his jersey when he was announced.

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    I know it may not be related, but I think a lot of what hurt Tony Gwynn is the fact that he played in San Diego, out on the West coast where a lot of his games were at 10:05, 10:35 like that and most of the East coast really never got to see him play.

    I look back over the years and I see it with a few people (or at least my personal feelings on it) who got "lost in the shuffle" and didn't get all the credit they really deserved because of where they played:

    1) I don't think people fully appreciated Roy Halladay simply because he played "North of the border" in Toronto.

    2) I don't think people fully appreciate Paul Goldschmidt simply because he plays in Arizona. Or Jose Altuve right now because he plays for the Houston Astros.

    3) People are just starting to come around to Salvador Perez in Kansas City.

    4) I don't think a lot of people fully appreciated Trevor Hoffman because he pitched in San Diego. He was just as good as Rivera.

    But then again, just my opinion!
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    Lord jeter

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell · 2h
    MLB on Gwynn: "The Baseball family has sadly lost a # of people this year & did not want to slight anyone by singling out 1 individual.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalami View Post
    darren rovell @darrenrovell · 2h
    MLB on Gwynn: "The Baseball family has sadly lost a # of people this year & did not want to slight anyone by singling out 1 individual.


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    Yeah, because the MLB would never make the All-Star game all about one player.

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    It's a joke. The MLB has lost Gwynn and Zimmer, the All-Star Game did absolutely no tribute or mention of either and would focus on Jeter. I understand that this is Jeter's last year but at least have the decency to acknowledge whom the baseball world lost.

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    Could have at least done this "may we please have a moment of silence for all the baseball legends we have lost this year". And that would have been fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYKNYGNYY View Post
    Could have at least done this "may we please have a moment of silence for all the baseball legends we have lost this year". And that would have been fine

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    Yup. The Oscars can manage it, why not MLB. Zimmer and Gywnn were too damn important to the game to not get a little love during the ASG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalami View Post
    darren rovell @darrenrovell · 2h
    MLB on Gwynn: "The Baseball family has sadly lost a # of people this year & did not want to slight anyone by singling out 1 individual.


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    Was going to make a comment like this. Didn't know MLB made a statement. How many other ex AS players passed away this year? What if Ron Hunt had passed away? Wouldn't he be equally deserving as an ex MLB player and former AS? If you acknowledge one player then someone gets angry you didn't acknowledge someone else, so you have to acknowledge everyone.

    The AS game is about the players on the field. Just leave it at that.
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