Bizarre Paper Bag Move From San Diego Padres Fans Strangely Breaks Their Miserable Losing Streak

Published 05/22/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Fernando Tatis Jr., Xander Bogaerts, Juan Soto, and Manny Machado, among many other stars, are the few massive names in the Padres dugout. Despite the massive prowess of such names, San Diego Padres stands fourth in National League West with 26 losses and 21 wins, at 0.447. Moreover, they have also lost the last eight out of ten games.

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Naturally, fans were upset. And they decided to display their discontent by donning paper bags over their heads at Petco Park.

An unconventional paper bag dig turns out to be a lucky charm for the Padres

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This peculiar sight served as a visible expression of frustration and disappointment with the team’s performance. Fans hoped that their symbolic gesture would send a message to the players and management, urging them to turn the tide and break the team’s recent losing streak.

Little did they know that this lighthearted act would soon take on a surprising twist, bringing an unexpected change of fortune for the Padres as they beat the Red Sox 7-0 but lost their fifth consecutive series 2-1.

Their second baseman Rougned Odor spoke about the loss after the game, and said, “This is what we needed. This is who we are. From today, that’s how we’re going to do it.”

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Padres’ skipper, Bob Melvin too, was happy, and said, “It’s been such a struggle, and it’s been hard on everybody. When you travel, you always talk about a happy flight. There are a lot of things that add up to making us feel a heck of a lot better about winning this game.”

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Fans on Twitter were quite divided. While some understood the emotions behind such a gesture, others believed it was quite unnecessary and avoidable.

This is how fans reacted:

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Do you think this win will help turn the tides for the offense superpower – San Diego Padres? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is a seasoned MLB writer at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Like many New Yorkers, Mohsin's introduction to baseball was through the storied New York Yankees' tales. However, after covering the sport for almost a year and getting closer to the game, Mohsin has shifted his MLB allegiance from the Pinstripes to Cleveland Guardians, influenced by skipper Tito.
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Abhishek Kumar

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