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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:11 pm

penny lane wrote:RIP. Hope the family keep it classy.


Yeah, best of luck to them with that. It'd certainly be a change of pace.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:38 am

Tony Gwynn has passed away at the age of 54.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:43 am

:(
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:52 am

:( He was my favorite player for a long time when I was younger. I was at the 1994 All Star Game in Pittsburgh and this remains one of my fondest memories. A lot of emotion at the end of a meaningless game. Was awesome.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:55 am

I didn't realize he had cancer. So sad.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Beveridge on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:16 pm

One of my favorite players to watch growing up in the 90s.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby penny lane on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:32 pm

:o :cry:

RIP ! so young.

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best hitter I've seen in Baseball.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PghSkins on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:42 pm

Another person claimed too young by cancer :(
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:11 pm

I read Gwynn has mouth/cheek cancer. I'm guessing he chewed tobacco?

Such a shame. He was my ex-b/f's favorite player.

EDIT: Cancer of the salivary gland.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54#articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:33 pm

llipgh2 wrote:I read Gwynn has mouth/cheek cancer. I'm guessing he chewed tobacco?

Such a shame. He was my ex-b/f's favorite player.

EDIT: Cancer of the salivary gland.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54#articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54


He used chew for a long time and blamed his cancer on it.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby the errey i breathe on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:06 pm

So sad. When I was young every Pirate game I went to seemed to be against the Padres or Expos. I was always amazed at how impossible Tony Gwynn was to get out. Definitely one of my all time non-bucco favorites
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:07 pm

penny lane wrote::o :cry:

RIP ! so young.

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My disdain for baseball is boundless, but that is a pretty epic stat.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Eismann on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:23 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:I read Gwynn has mouth/cheek cancer. I'm guessing he chewed tobacco?

Such a shame. He was my ex-b/f's favorite player.

EDIT: Cancer of the salivary gland.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54#articles/2098741-baseball-hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-passes-away-at-age-54


He used chew for a long time and blamed his cancer on it.


This stuff is real. If you're a dipper, quit. If you know someone who is, help them quit.

I hope Jim Kelly is not next, honestly. I believe he's also a long time dipper, but I didn't see that mentioned in the recent stories about him.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby mac5155 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:46 pm

i friggin loved tony gwynn. dang, RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ville5 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Rest in peace Mr. Gwynn. You never questioned whether he used steroids lol. Not with that figure. One of the best pure hitters, ever. As Ms. Penny's phenomenal stat can attest to.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:13 pm

ville5 wrote:Rest in peace Mr. Gwynn. You never questioned whether he used steroids lol. Not with that figure. One of the best pure hitters, ever. As Ms. Penny's phenomenal stat can attest to.


Can't understand the stigma against gwynn for being fat at the end of his career. He won multiple gold gloves, stole a bunch of bases, and played point guard at san diego state. he was a good athlete
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:31 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
ville5 wrote:Rest in peace Mr. Gwynn. You never questioned whether he used steroids lol. Not with that figure. One of the best pure hitters, ever. As Ms. Penny's phenomenal stat can attest to.


Can't understand the stigma against gwynn for being fat at the end of his career. He won multiple gold gloves, stole a bunch of bases, and played point guard at san diego state. he was a good athlete


I remember the first time I looked up his career stats and saw his stolen base numbers for the early part of his career. Jaw dropping. I never got to see skinny Tony Gwynn play. Unfortunately his penchant for putting on weight (185 to 225ish in his career) continued after his playing days to the point where he weighed over 330 pounds. He had lap-band surgery which failed due to his refusal to adhere to the diet. His weight also caused back problems that led to a slipped disc that caused nerve problems in his leg. Even the weight he lost during chemo (80 pounds at one point) would be immediately regained. For as great of a baseball player and as good of a person that he was by all accounts, he unfortunately seemed to be pretty terrible at taking care of himself.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:51 pm

Mr. Dish and I both were fans of Tony Gwynn.

Tobacco-related cancers have taken a few very beloved members of my family. They at least survived a bit longer than 54. Just so sad and way too young.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PghSkins on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:28 am

RIP Blue Note jazz pianist Horace Silver. One of the fathers of modern jazz.

If the name of his sublime "Song for my Father" doesn't ring a bell, give it a listen- i'm pretty sure you'll know the song.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:44 am

RIP
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PghSkins on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:31 pm

RIP Gerry Goffin, who with his ex wife Carole King wrote many of the top hits of the 1960s, includine "Will you Love me Tomorrow". "Natural Woman, "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Loco-Motion" and so on and so on....
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:31 pm

RIP Pittsburgh native Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Tomas on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:20 am

I had no idea that Eli Wallach who played Calvera - one of the most awesome villains of my childhood - lived until today! (But the Magnificent Seven still won - thanks to Robert Vaughn.)

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:10 am

One of my favorite classic actors. RIP Tuco
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:19 am

shafnutz05 wrote:RIP Tuco
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