7 Days After Painful Demise, Fernando Tatis Jr. Promises to Continue Padres’ Owner’s Legacy With a Touching Tribute

Published 11/20/2023, 3:10 PM EST

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The owner of the San Diego Padres, Peter Seidler, saw an untimely demise seven days ago on the fourteenth of November this year. The entire MLB has been grieving this loss, but it has been the heaviest on his team and its members. Seidler used to be a compassionate and active owner who never faltered in taking care of his team.

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Amongst all of his loyal Padres members, one stood out for a kind gesture he made. Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres star shortstop for four years, shared a heartfelt message on his Instagram story today. The message spoke of how great of an owner Seidler was and the legacy he left behind.

Fernando Tatis Jr. Promises to ‘Win One’ for Peter Seidler

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The Padres crew and players respected Seidler a lot. But they weren’t the only ones to do that. Every person he met in the industry left with an impression of him that will stay with them for a long time to come. In the words of legendary slugger Yu Darvish, “Peter was a truly wonderful human being, and being in his presence was always a blessing.” Now the Friars’ star shortstop has come forward with another tribute.

Tatis’ message speaks of the respect and values that Seidler instilled in the roots of his team. His message reads, “You and this organization have changed my life. You were a man I truly admired and respected, and I knew you wanted only the best for me and every player on this team. You taught me to stay true to who I am and respect others for who they are, and showed us all what that meant. We promise to continue your legacy. We will win one for you. May you rest in peace.”

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The man who left behind a legacy

Seidler had just one thing in mind when it came to the things that went on in the diamond. For him, only one thing mattered: winning. Just this season, they went through a huge financial loss, for which they even had to take a $50 million loan from outside. Seidler was indifferent to the amount and purpose of his spending. He just wanted to win.

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However, the Padres have famously never won a World Series, which Seidler wanted to see in his lifetime. Let’s wish for a peaceful rest for one of the greatest baseball lovers this world has ever seen.

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Shrabana Sengupta

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