Latos: 'I hate SF!'
Posted on: February 16, 2011 11:15 am
You could say Mat Latos has thrown gasoline on the fire of the rivalry between the Padres and Giants. Or you could say he was having a little harmless fun. Either way, he's got people talking with three baseballs he signed with the inscription "I hate SF!"
The balls are being offered by San Diego's American Icon Autographs, with an eBay "buy it now" price of $299.99. The seller also notes that half the sale price will go to the MLB alumni association, and provides photos of the Padres starter doing the signing. The listing says "Mat signed these baseballs in the spirit of friendly competition with the Padres (sic) NL West rivals the San Francisco Giants."
Predictably, Giants blogs are lashing out at Latos, while Padres blogs love it.
-- David Andriesen