In case you weren’t paying attention…
— Jeremy Nash (@Jeremy_Nash) April 4, 2014
It’s going to be a season of celebration down at Petco Park. Win or lose, the Padres will still be conducting many celebrations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Petco Park, beating the Cubs 30 years ago in the NLCS, and the nightly feelings of gratitude for the fact that Jeff Moorad has left town (figuratively). While Brian Giles, David Wells, and Mark Loretta will return for the second game of the season, I can think of a player who might elicit an even more enthusiastic response from the San Diego faithful. Three letters are all we need here; A-K-I.
Spring Training has sprung, so it’s just a matter of time before we find out about injuries that seem odd, weird, or flat out stupid.
We’ve already had Andrew Cashner get stabbed in the hand by his friend while cleaning a deer carcass in December. And that got me thinking about other Padres’ players who have managed to injure themselves in strange, asinine or even ironic ways.