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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Evidence? All I can give you is anecdotal gleaned from my 40 years as a Padre fan. Padre fans, right or wrong, expect every player in the uniform to strive to be as loved and produce as exceptionally as Tony Gwynn. He is the beginning, middle and end of expectations. They'll tolerate those who aren't great payers if they're great people/teammates/community members. They'll tolerate (less so) those who don't embrace the town, but put up numbers. Again, it's not rational, but it's the way it's been. I would do a deep dig into Padre Players Past to illustrate my beliefs, but I'd rather you just take my word for it.

    I hope Hosmer finds happiness and success, but I'm glad he's gone.
    Got it - anecdotal - that points to the niche I described. If it was actually the sentiment of the fans there would definitely be articles talking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Got it - anecdotal - that points to the niche I described. If it was actually the sentiment of the fans there would definitely be articles talking about it.


    Heh, it IS the sentiment of the fans. Maybe I used the wrong word--I've gleaned MY perspective of Padre fans opinion of Hosmer from Articles, Padre forums on reddit, Twitter and other SD sites and conversations with other Friar Fans. So yes, anecdotal (am I using the word right?) but there's plenty of anti Hosmer sentiment from Padre fans out there if you're inclined to look. If thousands oi fans is Niche, well then I don't understand that word either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Heh, it IS the sentiment of the fans. Maybe I used the wrong word--I've gleaned MY perspective of Padre fans opinion of Hosmer from Articles, Padre forums on reddit, Twitter and other SD sites and conversations with other Friar Fans. So yes, anecdotal (am I using the word right?) but there's plenty of anti Hosmer sentiment from Padre fans out there if you're inclined to look. If thousands oi fans is Niche, well then I don't understand that word either.
    OK OK....way better stuff to argue about today fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    OK OK....way better stuff to argue about today fellas.
    There is anecdotal evidence for that sentiment...but perhaps you could provide some links ?

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    Padres just traded for Brandon Drury. Would love someone to decipher where he fits on the SD team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    OK OK....way better stuff to argue about today fellas.
    You gonna turn this thread around if we don't stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    Padres just traded for Brandon Drury. Would love someone to decipher where he fits on the SD team.
    For real. He was having a great year, but I'm not sure where he plays every day on the Pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    For real. He was having a great year, but I'm not sure where he plays every day on the Pads.
    They still have almost 90 minutes to trade him

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    Contreras is still out there....who else ?

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