Mat Latos made San Francisco cry

Good grief, I can’t even believe I have to blog about this. However, I feel obliged. Last night, alongside our friends over at RJ’s Fro, we got into a minor tweet battle with a San Francisco Giants blog, Splashing Pumpkins. It started when the Fro put up a blog referencing a Mat Latos autographed ball that reads, “I hate SF.” Please read their blog here. The ball that is on eBay was signed by Latos, and I quote, “In the spirit of friendly competition with the Padres NL West rivals the San Francisco Giants.” In addition, “50% of the final sale price will support the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association”. So, just to be clear, in good natured fun, Latos signs 3 baseballs saying, “I hate SF”, with half of the proceeds going to charity, and the freaking Giants bloggers are complaining about it? Oh Booo Hooo, the Padres are making fun of us. It’s insane how easy you are making it for me to mock you. Silver platter service.

Giants fans just keep lobbin’ up things for us to take a shot at. Splashing Pumpkins wrote this blog as a response to the RJ’s Fro post. Even Big League Stew has chimed in on this. Here’s a quote from the incredibly clever wordplay blog named after a mediocre band, “And it’s pathetic, it really is. It’s actually saddening that a professional ballplayer, especially one of Latos’ talent (yes, he has talent, I said it), would stoop to that level.” I got news for you, bro. That’s pathetic. I’m actually saddened for you… that this got your panties all up in a bunch. Is Latos playing with fire a bit? Sure, so what. I love it. I love Mat Latos and his love and passion for the game. God bless him for having some fun with it.

Mat Latos: I hate SF

Giants blogger boy goes on to say, “Moreover, I’m disappointed by RJ’s Fro. I know little about the blog, but I’d also hold them to a standard of professionalism. This — “to all of you Giant fans reading this I know you’re a little slow, so the SF stands for San Francisco” – is childish. I’m certain that a quality Padres blogger — like Ducksnorts — would never utter such ignorance. It’s neither amusing nor clever. It’s just puerile.” First, calm the freak down, the Fro is just having some fun. Second, leave Geoff at Ducksnorts out of this, this has nothing to do with him, and you’re right, he might not utter anything about this, because he probably prefers to not dabble in the trivial.  Well, I’ll dabble. Trivial’s just my game. Childish? Disappointed? Ignorance? Puerile? Really, bro? Now you’re going to make your readers go get a dictionary to read your blog? Not cool. So, in the most “I know you are but what am I?” way possible… you grow up. Stop taking life and blogging so damn seriously. Go ahead, fire back… tell me how “childish” I am, or how “unprofessional” San Diego bloggers and athletes are. Oh! Oh! Better yet.. don’t respond! That’ll just prove that I’m a nobody…that’ll show me. Oh man, either way, I’m screwed! LobShots is the worst!

Listen, Padres fans aren’t dumb… they know they didn’t move from New York in 1958 and carry a storied rivalry here to the West Coast with you and the Dodgers. So, why do you care? Leave it alone. Go mess with the Dodgers, and let the silly little Padres fans and their players get excited about “I hate SF” balls. Let us have fun, while we cheer for a game. I repeat, a game. Didn’t you just win a World Series or something? Act like it.

The greatest trick the Padres ever pulled was convincing the Giants they didn’t exist.

-bp

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11 Responses to Mat Latos made San Francisco cry

  1. Richard says:

    And if Brian Wilson pulled a stunt like this, San Diego bloggers would have their panties twisted. They already make fun of him, with the tatts, the intensity on the mound, the stunts off the field… oh, wait…

    You’re right, it’s just a game, played by grown-ups… well-paid grown-ups … Signing “I hate SF” on a ball is the stuff of high school. Latos needs to act his well-paid age.

  2. Macaroni says:

    Poor Mat with 1 “t,” so cute that he blames the Giants. If he hates anyone, he should hate his own team. The very team that lost 10 straight down the stretch, effectively handing the Giants a post season spot. One T and the Pads had the Giants number all season, so why blame another team for your own deficiencies? Pretty sad actually, had Latos pitched well in the second half, they probably would have been in the playoffs and maybe sitting on the crown themselves. Instead of hating the Giants, he should hate his coaching staff who over used his young arm, rendering him worthless when it mattered. Not surprised that a Pad would pull some crap like this. Once at a Padres game a player rolled a ball on the dugout to me and some DB Padres fan grabbed my arm out of the way and took the ball from me. There was a little kid behind the DB who really wanted the ball, so what did this awesome Pads fan do??? He pockets the ball and tells the kid to beat it. Classy. I bet he was really a Dodgers fan.

  3. Lol says:

    HAHAHAHAHA you need a dictionary to understand “disappointing” and “childish”?!?!

  4. SFGiants12 says:

    I hope he didn’t get injured signing the ball…I’ve heard it can be more dangerous than holding in a sneeze.

  5. Adam says:

    ““I know you are but what am I?” way possible… you grow up. Stop taking life and blogging so damn seriously. Go ahead, fire back… tell me how “childish” I am, or how “unprofessional” San Diego bloggers and athletes are. Oh! Oh! Better yet.. don’t respond! That’ll just prove that I’m a nobody…that’ll show me. Oh man, either way, I’m screwed! LobShots is the worst!”

    Seriously? You’re so desperate for his attention. I really doubt he’s going to voluntarily send traffic your way because you’re such an attention whore.

    • LobShots says:

      Damnit! Who sent this guy my middle name?!
      Love, LobAttentionWhoreShots
      p.s. He retweeted me on twitter the second I put up this post… so, good call on that one. clown.

  6. goharvi says:

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