Batman has the Joker. The Avengers have Thanos. Superman has Lex Luthor. The San Diego Padres have had their fair share of bad breaks and people who have ruined the fun along the way. This team is still without a World Series win, no-hitter or cycle. Let’s be honest, it hasn’t been easy being a San Diego Padres fan all these years.
We have had great moments and players. But today let’s explore the top 5 villains in San Diego Padres history. I don’t do this to rip open old scars, mind you. These are just as painful for me as they are for you. These are the people that have tortured Padres fans for one reason or another…
Aug 29, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) follows through during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
While him being traded to the Boston Red Sox after the 2010 season wasn’t entirely his fault, he has tortured the Padres since leaving San Diego. He then was traded to the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers in August of 2012. That year he hit .440 against the Padres in 6 games. In 2013, he played 19 games against the Padres and hit .314 with 6 home runs with a .952 OPS.
In 2014, he hit two home runs with four doubles. This season he had that three-homer game against Andrew Cashner in early April. So far he is hitting .391 with 6 home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.286 OPS against the Padres this season. The hometown boy from Eastlake High School in Chula Vista has turned into a Padre-killer. He has also made a couple of cheeky comments about the Padres organization since leaving.
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