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Apparently, the All-Star Game snubbed Tony Gwynn because it's not nice to talk about people or something

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There was a joint statement from Fox and Major League Baseball about why they choice to ignore Tony Gwynn's death. Apparently, they were fully aware of it and did it on purpose, because, listen folks, it's just not very nice to talk about people, because then not everybody is special unless you're Derek Jeter (emphasis mine):

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an extraordinary individual whose memory we have honored in numerous ways in recent weeks. The Baseball family has sadly lost a number of people this year - including Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, Frank Cashen, and former All-Stars Jerry Coleman, Jim Fregosi and Don Zimmer - and did not want to slight anyone by singling out one individual.

I guess the MLB is right. I mean, I stubbed my toe recently and, even though I never went to 15 All-Star Games nor won 8 batting titles and even though I'm not one of the greatest baseball players in history, if the MLB had thought to mention Tony Gwynn and not mention me, then I would've been slighted. As would have been around 7 billion other people on the planet. We all would've been right pissed off.

In fact, I think it's straight up bullsh_t that there's even such a thing as a "Cy Young" Award winner. Who the f_ck is this "Cy Young" and how dare they award just a single pitcher from each league each year? And how come there's only one commissioner of baseball? This is America, where we don't single out one individual! Everybody gets a medal!

This whole thing would be completely unbelievable if not for the fact that it's actually happening.