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The Force Was Not Very Strong With The Padres (Photo Evidence)

The San Diego Padres have had a disappointing season. At this time last summer, they were doing what Arizona Diamondbacks are doing now -- pushing the high-salary SF Giants to give up the NL West title. They fell just a bit short of their goal but did manage to finish with 90 wins on the year.

It might be worth pointing out that on August 27, 2010, the Padres held a six-game lead in the NL West. They were just two games into what would turn out to be a 10-game losing streak that blew their shot at the playoffs. There's a warning there for D-backs fans who seem mighty confident being up three-games over the Giants.

Perhaps in a move to reverse their fortunes that in reality was determined when they traded away Adrian Gonzalez, several Padres players were caught on camera wearing these cute Star Wars back packs.

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The Force, however, was not with them on Friday night as the team committed three errors and had several other defensive miscues that helped the D-backs jump out to an early lead. This is what you get when you mix a Yoda backpack with an Imperial Storm Trooper backpack...rookie mistake.

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