Wishing Tony Gwynn a happy birthday today.
You may ask why a baseball player is being featured on a music website…
If you follow this blog you probably know I am a huge sports fan. Growing up watching the San Diego Padres, was/is not much to root, cheer, (insert verb) for!
But in 1982 along came Tony Gwynn. As a kid you watch and cheer for your favorites. But over the years of following the team there was a ‘Tony Gwynn’ work ethic that was always discussed.
Tony was a tireless worker at his craft…hitting a baseball. He spent hours and hours watching film, studying the game and working on his game. That made a huge impression on me growing up.
It made me want to work that hard at guitar and I began to listen to guitarists who had that same work ethic. The guys who put in HOURS & HOURS day in and day out playing guitar.
Not only that he was and is a loyal citizen of America’s Finest City, San Diego! My hometown!
So that said Tony was a huge influence on me personally and professionally and that is why he is being a wished a happy birthday from me.
Thanks Tony and Happy Birthday!