So I'm going to keep it simple and straight to the point.
I've been an avid sports fan for over three decades and during that time I've had my share of favorite athletes. Among them are men and women who have competed in everything from football to skate boarding to baseball to figure skating.
Gwynn's Final Game
But Tony Gwynn is and always will be in a league of his own.
Gwynn is the primary reason that I'm a San Diego Padres fan. His loyalty to the franchise and the way he played the game is much appreciated and will always be remembered.
Thank you, Mr. Padre. Rest in peace and sayonara.
P.S. Thank you for all of the kind messages people sent to me regarding Tony Gwynn. The news hit me harder than I expected, but those messages, along with watching all of the amazing tribute films and reading people's articles helped.