Here's a batch of Padres links -- U-T video tributes to Tony Gwynn, Mike Dee's GM search as it relates to mentor Larry Lucchino's successes, revisiting what I consider to be the best moment in Padres history and an ode to Gwynn's sense of humor. In light of the team's payroll inefficiencies, here's a story from last year about the bigger spending problem. The day Josh Byrnes was fired, I spun off a list of five potential GM candidates.
It'll be an emotional evening tonight at Petco Park. It
was an absolute privilege to get to know Tony Gwynn. All the wonderful
things you've heard about him really were true. He gave us all so much
joy. My deepest condolences go to his family. We are sorry for