It would have been fantastic if the new documentary on Tony Gwynn was 44 minutes of him laughing.
And “Mr. Padre” is replete with a virtual medley of Tony Gwynn giggling. It had to be.
Laughing and hitting a baseball were two of his greatest gifts. He did both with almost unmatched virtuosity.
That high-pitched chortle, which punctuated so many of Gwynn’s sentences, is still music.
Beyond that, there is a dizzying assortment of information in the biographical program “Mr. Padre” that will air Tuesday night (5 and 9 p.m. PT) on MLB Network. Again, there would have to be.
There is plenty of good stuff about his greatness, the sweet swing and his pioneering of...