Fox and MLB have released a joint statement regarding their decision not to honor Tony Gywnn during the All-Star game on Tuesday night.
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.
It makes sense that they wouldn’t want to slight others who have passed away around the world of MLB.
The question then becomes, why not honor all of them? After all, ESPN took time out of their award show on Wednesday night to do so.
It still makes no sense that they failed to honor a man who is among the greatest baseball players of the modern era. A joint statement isn’t going to change our minds regarding the topic.
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