Gwynn bugs me when he talks about Bonds. He has a serious crush on him. Everybody knows Bonds used flax seed oil. Why does Gwynn keep giving him the benefit of the doubt and talking him up? Bonds used to talk a ton of crap about Tony and how fat he was. Gwynn would turn around and call him the greatest ball player of all time.
My theory is that Gwynn is just trying not to piss anybody off until next year when he gets into the Hall of Fame. At that point I think he'll start calling everybody out. His plan is just stay really low key and not make any enemies until he gets that plaque. It's not a bad idea, you'd hate to get black balled after such a great career. Hopefully this is the case.
I'm not gonna be able to take the Cal Ripken lovefest next year. I guess he's a great player and all, but to me he's such a bore. He's got the whole East Coast bias thing working for him and everybody loves him. He gets under my skin. I just remember thinking that he got Bill Clinton speaking at his last game and a national audience. Then at Gwynn's last game we get Carlos Hernandez in tight leather pants. Don't get me wrong I think we won that round, but it just doesn't seem fair.
I wish Gwynn could have the ceremonies all to himself like Sutter will this year. I just know Tony will be overshadowed by the Big Mac controversy and America's favorite Ripken.