Tony Gwynn Jr. Came to the Plate at CBP Last Night, What Happened Next Will Make You Cry

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Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to the Phillies last night after his father passed away last week. As he walked toward the plate for his eighth inning at-bat, those boorish and rude Philly fans welcomed him back the only way they knew how.

Massive props to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and umpire David Rackley for giving Gwynn an extra few moments to take it all in.

Video after the jump.

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20 Responses

  1. Can’t wait for some jackass national columnist to act surprised that no one threw a snowball at him.

  2. First off let me say that this was a great move by the fans and rip tony gwynn

    Now I have a debate totally unrelated. Is it acceptable to put ketchup on a cheesesteak?

    1. Is it acceptable to put chunky peanut butter on a dog toy? Also the dog toy is in your rectum.

    2. Totally acceptable,just as long as you don’t add mayo and that disgusting cheeze whiz,which would be a total violation.

  3. They’d probably cheer even louder if he wasn’t hitting .153

    1. Right? These friggin guys talk over 90% of the live action, usually on an unrelated subject.

  4. Very cool.

    Proud to be a Philly sports fan.

    And I would love to see Gwynn Jr. catch on with the Phils and play his way into a starting gig. Easy to root for him.

    1. Agreed. We need more 8 year veterans with a career .239 AVG/.309 OBP/.620 OPS to play for us full-time. Make it happen, Rube. He’s only 31.

  5. Buzzfeed headlines now though? Please tell me that was meant to be sarcastic in some way

    1. Welcome to Crossing Broad, where clickbait-y articles and copy/paste stories rule the day!

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