He was a little more confident a few years ago when he talked to us about hitting at the age of 50. But if I was Bud Black and Tony the Gwynn offered to step into the line up I'd pull a Pop Fisher and say:
Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw. Suit up.
Gwynn talked to Dan Patrick on the phone about the All Star Game, Strasburg and hitting.
DP: You're 50 years old now. For the second half of the season, could you hit .240 for the Padres?
TG: [Laughs] I doubt it. I could probably swing the bat, but I couldn't run to first. Rickey Henderson used to tell a joke that I would do the hitting and he would do the running. If I could do that, then maybe it'd be a little different.