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Everth Cabrera: A Beacon of Hope in San Diego’s Dismal ’09

Like a certain group of men who made it to the moon, the San Diego Padres celebrate 40 years of history in 2009.

Unlike those celebrated space men, the Friars' history has been more of a tragedy than a celebration, a history of doomed aspirations and frustrated dreams.

Truth is, in a sport that is considered America's pastime, where name recognition is everything when conjuring up images of heroes like Ruth, Williams, Mantle, and Aaron, Americans today are more likely to recognize Buzz Aldrin's sister-in-law's hairdresser than guys like Nate Colbert or Eric Show.

This year has been no different than at least 30-35 of San Diego's previous seasons, in that the team is mired in the bottom of its division, with virtually no chance to make the playoffs.

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