Jeff Eisenberg

  • Tony Gwynn Jr. starts in San Diego three months after his dad's death

    Jeff Eisenberg at Big League Stew7 hrs ago

    One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park went to a member of the visiting team. 

    Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup

    Tony Gwynn Jr. started in centerfield and hit leadoff against the Padres three months to the day after his 54-year-old father lost a four-year battle with cancer. It was the younger Gwynn's first plate appearance in his hometown since May 2012 when he was a member of the Dodgers.

    Though Gwynn went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to the Padres, that surely didn't detract too much from a special night. The crowd greeted him with a hearty ovation before his first at-bat and fans in the bleachers greeted him with chants of "Tony! Tony! Tony!" when he jogged to the outfield before the bottom of the first inning. 

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  • Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville proves short-lived

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger18 hrs ago

    Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville lasted only 11 days.

    The five-star guard quickly got a case of cold feet, announcing Monday night that he is backing out of his commitment to Louisville and reopening his recruitment. It's unusual for a top prospect to renege on his initial commitment to a school and still end up signing there, but Blakeney insists the Cardinals remain a strong contender to land him.

    "I am still really considering Louisville heavily," Blakeney tweeted. "I like everything about [the] program, coaches and fans!!"

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