"It's crazy," Los Angeles outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. said the other day in Dodger Stadium. "Three guys who are a part of Padres history at one point or another all get cancer within months of each other.
"Now that the contract has been signed, we can move forward and concentrate on our aim of making Aztec baseball a perennial contender both in the Mountain West Conference as well as nationally," Gwynn said in a statement released by the school Wednesday.
"I remain fully committed to my job here at San Diego State and look forward to working with my staff and players toward these goals."
"Do they remember me?" Gwynn said. "Oh, gosh, they were so (ticked) off (Wednesday) night as I walked out. They remember me, no question.
"I would love to see him pitch here, he would love to pitch here," said Strasburg's San Diego State baseball coach, Tony Gwynn. "But it's out of your hands. I just want him to keep working and improving."
"I still use that line today. I just changed it up, but I tell the kids you can't play with a tight booty. There's nothing you can do in the game with a tight booty. You can't run, you can't pitch, you can't hit, you can't do anything."