FEBRUARY: Tony Gwynn #19 of the San Diego Padres poses for a portrait in February, 1987. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Casey Stern of the MLB Network joined Bob Haynie and Glenn Younes on Sports Rehab to talk the latest topics within major league baseball, including the passing of Tony Gwynn.
The five-time gold-glove winner passed away at the age of 54 on Monday night, and Stern reminisced on his time with Gwynn.
Throughout his journalism career, Stern had the opportunity to interview Tony Gwynn multiple times. “He was a better guy than anything he could’ve done on the field,” said Stern. “Just sitting and talking baseball with him, he couldn’t have been more kind. He always did everything the right way”
Stern also spoke about the Orioles’ issues, narrowing them down to the responsibility on the shoulders of two players-Manny Machado and Chris Davis. “If Chris Davis and Manny Machado don’t have big second halves, the Orioles will not be a first or second place team.”