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Padres’ Got A Brand New Bag

Struggling club looks to the future

Sliding skills, from “safe” to “save”: The Padres’ Pedro Avila and Fernando Tatis, Jr. expertly break up a run on goal by Fulham FC’s Carlos Vinicius in a recent friendly.
Sliding skills, from “safe” to “save”: The Padres’ Pedro Avila and Fernando Tatis, Jr. expertly break up a run on goal by Fulham FC’s Carlos Vinicius in a recent friendly.
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“The numbers don’t lie,” says Padres spokesman Sidney Sorrow. “A recent Gallup Poll found that 41% of respondents said football was their favorite sport, while only 10% cited baseball. And famously, soccer is the number one sport in the world, and only getting bigger. So we asked ourselves: what if the problem is not that we’re a terrible baseball team? What if the problem is that we’re a great soccer team that is stuck playing baseball for some reason? And even if we’re not, we’re probably better at it than we are at baseball right now. You have a better idea?”

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Sliding skills, from “safe” to “save”: The Padres’ Pedro Avila and Fernando Tatis, Jr. expertly break up a run on goal by Fulham FC’s Carlos Vinicius in a recent friendly.
Sliding skills, from “safe” to “save”: The Padres’ Pedro Avila and Fernando Tatis, Jr. expertly break up a run on goal by Fulham FC’s Carlos Vinicius in a recent friendly.
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“The numbers don’t lie,” says Padres spokesman Sidney Sorrow. “A recent Gallup Poll found that 41% of respondents said football was their favorite sport, while only 10% cited baseball. And famously, soccer is the number one sport in the world, and only getting bigger. So we asked ourselves: what if the problem is not that we’re a terrible baseball team? What if the problem is that we’re a great soccer team that is stuck playing baseball for some reason? And even if we’re not, we’re probably better at it than we are at baseball right now. You have a better idea?”

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