MLB issues shamefully ignorant response to lack of Tony Gwynn tribute at All-Star Game

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Major League Baseball took some flak for not having any sort of tribute for Tony Gwynn, a baseball icon and universally praised figure in the sport who passed away from mouth cancer during the season.

Fortunately, the league took the time to pen a well-crafted response for all those wondering where the Gwynn tribute was.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an extraordinary individual whose memory we have honored in numerous ways in recent weeks. The Baseball family has sadly lost a number of people this year – including Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, Frank Cashen, and former All-Stars Jerry Coleman, Jim Fregosi and Don Zimmer – and did not want to slight anyone by singling out one individual.”

I repeat, 

"– and did not want to slight anyone by singling out one individual.”

It's been well documented that Derek Jeter's name was mentioned 100 times during the broadcast, with every batter receiving a comparison to him and every moment being about him.

But hey, that was FOX, not MLB. I'm sure on MLB's official web site, we can see that they are continuing their trend of not singling out one player. 

It's definitely not a site dedicated to Derek Jeter and/or the "Jeter Passing the Torch to Mike Trout" narrative they have a room full of exhausted writers banging out.