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Stephen Strasburg fights back tears discussing Tony Gwynn

Jun 17, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

The fine folks at have video of Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg reflecting on the life of his former San Diego State baseball coach Tony Gwynn, who died Monday at age 54

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  1. [citation needed] fka COPO - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Here’s another great story about Tony Gwynn the person:

    And there’s a couple more in the comments too.

    • zzalapski - Jun 17, 2014 at 11:35 PM

      Man, that Will Clark, what a d-bag.

  2. ningenito78 - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    I give Strasburg a lot of credit. That couldn’t have been easy.

  3. rickrenteria - Jun 17, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I have a masters in journalism and this video proves why I don’t use it. Leave the kid alone for crissake.

    • ctony1216 - Jun 18, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      I think Strasburg appreciated the opportunity to pay tribute to Gwynn. A very heartfelt testimonial to a former coach.

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