2013 McRib Awards, Part 4: That’s So Padres

mcribThe final category of the 2013 McRib Awards is here.

You have had the opportunity to vote on the Most Valuable Meme of 2013, your favorite amongst the Fox Sports San Diego Girls, and the Padres grittiest player of 2013.

Now it’s time to select the Most Padres Moment of 2013.*

What is that supposed to mean? I’ll tell you.

Over the course of the last couple of seasons, some of us have used the #ThatsSoPadres on Twitter. Usually when something stupid happens to or involving the Padres. Sometimes they’re good. Many times they’re just depressing and sad. Like losing Game 163 when Matt Holliday never touched home plate. Or 1997 when Andy Ashby lost a chance for a no-hitter in the ninth.

The only stipulation: It couldn’t have anything to do with a player getting seriously injured. That means no Yasmani Grandal‘s knee or the elbow of Jason Marquis.

*(Not to be confused with the Padres Memorable Moments event that SABR held in August.)

That’s So Padres Award
Most Padres Moment of 2013


Carlos Quentin vs Zack Greinke: The Brawl That Started It All

Big ‘ol brawl against an NL West rival on April 11? You bet that’s so Padres.

Everth Cabrera comes up one hit short of the cycle, in 3 different games

On April 13 vs Colorado, April 18 vs Los Angeles, and May 25 vs Arizona.

Notice anything in common? The opponents were all NL West rivals. That makes all of them together qualify as one Padres Moment.

Padres try hidden-ball trick against the Giants

And fail miserably on July 12. I was at this game, but somehow I missed this moment. Glad I did, because the next game was…

Tim Lincecum throws a no-hitter in Petco Park

July 13. I had to write the While You Were Drinking for that game. And you better believe I was drinking.

Andrew Cashner faces the minimum 27 batters…and doesn’t throw a no-hitter

September 16 in Pittsburgh. I missed this game live because I was having dinner at a relative’s house and they don’t have cable or satellite. So I had to catch the replay.


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What did the Padres do this season to make you say “That’s so Padres”? Go ahead and tell me how much I suck in the comments for not including it in the poll.


Next week is the 2013 McRib Awards Presentation Ceremony and Spin-Off Showcase Spectacular, where I’ll announce all the winners at one time.

I don’t want to oversell it, but it’s going to be bigger than 10 Super Bowls!

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