Tony tells a story about getting plunked by Curt Schilling and the aftermath


Normally I post on Wednesday mornings, unless the mood strikes me. And a really good Tony Gwynn interview gets me in the mood every time.

Craig Elsten (@619Sports) had Tony on to talk about SDSU baseball’s first-round in the NCAA Regionals at UCLA. But, as often happens whenever Tony is interviewed, the talk evolved into a story involving Curt Schilling and Andy Benes.

If you’re like me, you probably missed it live. Luckily, Mighty 1090 had it up as a podcast almost immediately

Craig’s right. It is a must-listen.

Pure gold.

I love the fact that Tony admits that every time since, right up until he retired, whenever he faced Schilling he tried to line the ball right up the middle.

You don’t mess with The Gwynn.

Also, Geoff (@LeftCoastBias) was on earlier in the show talking about the origins of the Vedder Cup.

He didn’t really get bumped, just moved up. You can find Geoff’s story about the Vedder Cup with a link to the interview here.

UPDATE: Gaslamp Ball has a “play-by-play” of the interview here.


Click on the image to see Craig’s Padres and Pints episode.


Follow me on Twitter @GhostofRAK, where I’m finally done with talking about the Vedder Cup.

Until next year, that is…

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  • SDPads1

    I love Tony.

  • Jefe

    The best part about that story for me is the night before when Tony’s going 5-for-5 and the jawing between Tony and Ben Rivera…T’s on second and tells the scrub to get his @$$ back up on the mound and pitch when the Pads are hammering him.

    As usual, Schilling has got it all wrong. Love Tony!

  • Mike

    mmm Green Flash

  • Anthony Avalos

    i need that link back up tho!! thats my all time favorite tony gwynn story! dude told the team not to retaliate cuz they were still in the race! that he would handle it himself! haha thats G!! RIP TONY GWYNN