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The new Mr. Padre is…

August 13th, 2009 by Ray

the old Mr. Padre. And the new old Mr. Padre.

As you might recall, when Petco first opened, it was adorned around the outside with pictures of Padre heroes, like Phil Nevin and Sean Burroughs. As these players made their way out, they were replaced by the new guys, like Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez. But now they’re gone (wait, what?) and Petco has updated accordingly.

Drumroll, please…

Thanks to PadreHomer for the picture

Credit to PadreHomer

So Peavy and Gonzalez have been traded for a bunch of little kids. Wave of the future! But that’s not all, these kids have player jerseys on. Along with the old Tony Gwynn, these kids are representing for the new Tony Gwynn and the only Everth Cabrera.

Update your allegiances accordingly.

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4 Responses to “The new Mr. Padre is…”

  1. Melvin Nieves says:

    Come to Padres games and watch little kids!

    edit: This works on so many levels.

  2. PF4L says:

    You gave me a heart attack when you said that A-Gon had been replaced and then again you said he had been traded…until I realized you mean’t as a Mr. Padre, but not A Padre and for the kids in the photo. Whew!

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