Steve Garvey: On a scale from Zero to Tony Gwynn

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The Zero to Tony Gwynn scale is a rating of a Padres's importance to the San Diego Padres and their fans. The scale works to determine the relative importance of a particular Padre based on the assumption that Tony Gwynn is the perfect representation of the San Diego Padres.

I'm going to give you a tough one now. The inside fastball.

Steve Garvey.

A Dodger. He bleeds Dodger Blue. He doesn't seem to want anything to do with the Padres.

yet...

He made a huge impact on the Padres franchise. He carried the '84 Padres to the World Series. He hit the most epic home run in franchise history! He has his number retired by the club for crying out loud! Tony Gwynn thanked him in his Hall of Fame speech.

You can't tell me he didn't love the people of San Diego... the women mostly... but he loved them better than you or I.

How would you feel if you met Tony Gwynn vs. your feelings of meeting Steve Garvey?

While thinking about all that....also think about how he was a Dodger. Okay go vote.

Note: Let's not forget that the vast majority of players aren't even on this list, they couldn't hold Gwynn's jock. When your voting for these guys, think where others would rank around them, have you left room for them on the scale? I say this because it amazes me that a good portion of you think Hoffman is equal to what Tony Gwynn meant to the Padres and to the fans.

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