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Viva Medias B's
08-13-2006, 08:04 AM
The polls remain open at this hour for the "Best Oriole Ever" with Cal Ripken Jr. maintaining a decisive lead.

Today, ironically on a Sunday, we decide on the San Diego Padres.

peeonwrigley
08-13-2006, 08:11 AM
I think this one is a no doubter.

MrRoboto83
08-13-2006, 08:14 AM
I think this one is a no doubter.

Exactly, I voted for Dave.:smile:

TornLabrum
08-13-2006, 08:36 AM
Tony. No doubt about it.

chaerulez
08-13-2006, 08:40 AM
How is Giles on that list? I consider Giles more of a Pirate. Then again, they did butcher the Expos list almost completely.

Chez
08-13-2006, 09:14 AM
Tony G. should win in a landslide, but some of the nominees haven't compiled enough service time with the Padres to be considered "the greatest." Where's Nate Colbert?

Jjav829
08-13-2006, 10:59 AM
Other.

Jake Peavy/Khalil Greene tie. :cool:

VenturaSoxFan23
08-13-2006, 10:59 AM
Tony Gwynn is the only player I can picture wearing the brown & mustard or whatever those awful colors were.

Grzegorz
08-13-2006, 11:06 AM
Hmm, it has to come down to Nate Colbert, Dave Winfield, and Tony Gwynn. Using the same logic I used for the greatest Oriole I have to say that Tony Gwynn is the best San Diego Padre of all time.

How many teams have we done this for? Is anyone keeping count?

buehrle4cy05
08-13-2006, 11:10 AM
Tony Gwynn. He was one of my favorite players when I was a little kid.

Brian26
08-13-2006, 11:17 AM
Where's the love for Luis Salazar?

gbergman
08-13-2006, 11:39 AM
Tony Gwynn, with Trevor in second. Dave was paid a lot of money to go into the hall as a Padre. He wasn't his best with them though. Brian is good but not close.

Tony Gwynns nickname was Mr. Padre so.

MeteorsSox4367
08-13-2006, 12:38 PM
Can I vote for Fred Kendall? He was my favorite Padre when I was kid. It was Kendall and some chunky lefty who hit the hell out of the ball just about every time up that helped me like the Padres.

The reason why I wore No. 19 for many years of playing bad softball, Mr. Tony Gwynn.

As an aside, the Padres were also the reason why someone dropped an F-bomb on me for the first time in my life when I was a kid. I was leaving Wrigley with my dad because I wanted to see the Padres. I'm wearing a Padres cap and some idiot yells out, "Hey, kid. Take the (bleepin') Padres hat off."

I asked my Dad what the guy said and my Dad told me to forget it and just keep walkin'. Welcome to rooting for other NL teams at Wrigley.

TornLabrum
08-13-2006, 12:53 PM
Can I vote for Fred Kendall? He was my favorite Padre when I was kid. It was Kendall and some chunky lefty who hit the hell out of the ball just about every time up that helped me like the Padres.

The reason why I wore No. 19 for many years of playing bad softball, Mr. Tony Gwynn.

As an aside, the Padres were also the reason why someone dropped an F-bomb on me for the first time in my life when I was a kid. I was leaving Wrigley with my dad because I wanted to see the Padres. I'm wearing a Padres cap and some idiot yells out, "Hey, kid. Take the (bleepin') Padres hat off."

I asked my Dad what the guy said and my Dad told me to forget it and just keep walkin'. Welcome to rooting for other NL teams at Wrigley.

If you can vote for Fred Kendall, I get to change my Expos/Nationals vote to Coco Laboy.

TDog
08-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Tony Gwynn is the only player I can picture wearing the brown & mustard or whatever those awful colors were.

The Padres wore the colors of Reese's Peanutbutter Cups.

Davie Winfield could have been the man. He could do everything, and chose not to do it for the Padres.

The correct answer is Tony Gwynn.

SouthSide_HitMen
08-13-2006, 02:02 PM
Exactly, I voted for Dave.:smile:

I'd take Winfield for his career but most of it was spent outside of San Diego. Tony Gwynn is The Choice.

batmanZoSo
08-13-2006, 02:11 PM
Tony Gwynn, voted.

Now to go back and see who else is on the ballot. :wink:

And those Brown and Gold uniforms were awesome.

DSpivack
08-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Since Tony Gwynn is far and away #1, I voted for Trevor Hoffman as a "Second" pick. Great, great closer and did it for years.

StillMissOzzie
08-13-2006, 04:27 PM
Leon Durham

I keed, I keed - I voted for Tony Gwynne.

SMO
:D:

MrRoboto83
08-13-2006, 04:52 PM
I'd take Winfield for his career but most of it was spent outside of San Diego. Tony Gwynn is The Choice.

I was always a fan of Dave Winfield and I know he isn't on the ballot on any other team, so that is why I voted for him.

Railsplitter
08-13-2006, 05:17 PM
Tony G., of course
Pitcher, Randy Jones

TDog
08-13-2006, 05:25 PM
Giles shouldn't even be on the list when you consider Nate Colbert was left off.

Tragg
08-13-2006, 08:20 PM
I think it's obviously Gwynn. Kudos to the pollster for remembering Randy Jones.
And let's not forget the greatest John Birch Society member to ever take the hill...Dave Dravecky.

Oblong
08-13-2006, 08:59 PM
Remember the "We're not gonna fall for the banana in the tail pipe" guy in Beverly Hills Cop? Ever hear Tony Gwynn talk?

Bucky F. Dent
08-13-2006, 09:22 PM
What, no Steve Garvey!?!.....Before my privileges on the board are revoked, I voted for Gwynn.:D:

DaleJRFan
08-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Any player from the 84 Padres that kept the cubs out of the World Series is cool by me! But I had to vote for Gwynn... one of my favorites growing up.