Morning Cup Of Joe From

June 17th, 2014

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Man, Joe is bummed about the loss of Tony Gwynn. One highlight of Joe’s career was interviewing Gwynn in the Padres dugout during batting practice. He was as nice of a guy as he was a hitter, and he was an exceptional hitter, a true all-time great. Seeing Gwynn strike out looking was like a sighting of Sasquatch it was so rare. Gwynn and a young Albert Pujols were the best hitters Joe ever saw. [Vice Sports]

Johnny Football’s money phone. [Fox Sports]

Can’t afford college? You may want to move to Arizona. [New York Times]

This will help you pass the time on a tedious Tuesday morning. [College Cheer Heavan]

Former Vikings starting to pile on Christian Ponder. [Pioneer Press]

What may the 2015 Rays look like? [RaysIndex]

10 Responses to “Morning Cup Of Joe From”

  1. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    So happy Johnny “Spoiled Rotten” Football is not a Buc! What a clown.

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Actually had the pleasure of meeting Tony Gwynn & Ted Williams at charity event in Scripps Ranch years ago. Never meet a more down to earth- humble person. A true class act-He will me missed

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    He will be missed

  4. Ra'Shad Says:

    That chick is fine.

  5. flmike Says:

    He was leaving SDSU as I was entering, he would come back every year and work out with us, was always willing to help anyone who asked and even those who didn’t. Great guy, totally dedicated to the craft of hitting.

  6. Luther Says:

    WOW!!! She is smoking hot.

  7. The 300's Says:

    Yeah looks like Johnny Party Boy is going the way of Mike Williams and Josh Freeman. But wait….. it’s the offseason. Yes it is being documented he is having problems beating out some guy as the starting QB for CLEVELAND!!!! but I am sure Joe knows it is the football offseason. Supposedly Carl Nicks is working through this off time, but Johnny doesn’t need to. He needs to hang with his boy Drake making it rain!

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Tony Gwynn was one of the best. RIP

  9. Joe Says:

    Cool Tony Gwynn stories, guys.

    Here is Joe’s:

    Joe was maybe a year or two out of college and set forth to St. Louis to interview Gwynn. Had never met him before (or since). Joe *always* arrived four hours before the first pitch because the earlier you got there, the better chance you had to catch an interview.

    Joe walked into the San Diego clubhouse and Gwynn had just arrived, wearing an expensive Italian suit. He was looking in the mirror untying his tie. Joe asked if he had time for interview.

    Gwynn looked at Joe, then looked back in the mirror to continue untying his tie and nodded his head yes, all the while not saying a word.

    Then, after more silence, Gwynn said, again, still looking straight in the mirror, “In 45 minutes in the dugout.”

    At the time, Joe thought Gwynn was rather cold. Most baseball players are, so Joe didn’t think anything of it.

    So, 45 minutes later, Joe is sitting in the San Diego dugout and here comes Gwynn in his uniform. He sat next to Joe and we chatted and after maybe 10 minutes Gwynn said, “You got 15 minutes?” Joe said, yes, and Gwynn replied, “Good. I have to take a few swings in the cage. I’ll be back.”

    Now, even though Joe was still a wet-behind-the-ears reporter, he knew this was a polite blowoff. Hey, it happens. So Joe hung out anyway, just in case. Sure enough, 15 minutes later Gwynn returns from batting practice, sits right next to Joe in the dugout and said, “So, where were we?”

    Joe was totally floored. That has not happened before, nor since. Joe talked with Gwynn for maybe a half-hour. He was telling Joe how hard it was for him to hit against the Cardinals because he was used to hitting to the left side of the field and that is where Ozzie Smith patrolled shortstop.

    Gwynn couldn’t have been more pleasant, nicer, genuine. Joe never, ever forgot that.

  10. The 300's Says:

    That’s a good story Joe. Great loss for our generation in baseball.


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