I love Trevor Hoffman. I love Mat Latos. This is Latos on Trevor Hoffman Day wearing a Hoffman 601 jersey. Hoffman’s number 51 replaced with his final number of saves, 601. It was an amazing day at Petco Park, and I will have a post later with my thoughts from the day that the Padres retired Trevor’s number. Only because you can’t see Mat’s mohawk in it’s full glory in that top picture, here’s another one.
With zero exaggeration, I can say that Mat Latos has the stuff to become the greatest pitcher in the history of the San Diego Padres. He’s young, so time will tell. Either way, it’s refreshing to me to see him rocking this Trevor Hoffman jersey, paying his respects to the greatest closer in the history of Major League Baseball.
[thanks for the pics, Dallas]