In the name of the father, the niño, the holy spirit … yup, how about a tailor-made prayer for San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. after he was banned 80 games for a positive performance-enhancing drug test? Man, the Padres and Tatis are the gift that keeps on giving for Los Angeles Dodgers fans.
Last week, Twitter went off on Tatis and the Padres after he was suspended. Dodgers fans had to hear all about how San Diego won the trade deadline by bringing in Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader … all the while welcoming back (or so they thought!) Tatis Jr. a few weeks later.
But Tatis’ ill-fated decision took all the shine off that, and the Padres have been less-than-stellar over the last couple of weeks as the Dodgers have surged to the top of MLB. Sometimes it’s not all about making headlines, guys!
Well, in San Diego, that’s actually something the Pads can’t get away from. The good with the bad, as they say. After all those positive vibes from the offseason and deadline, Tatis has continued to provide a harsh reality check.
He injured his wrist in a motorcycle accident in the offseason, which killed morale. Then he claimed the PED he tested positive for was in a medication to treat ringworm. Now? He’s getting blessed in a public forum to expel all of the evils that have influenced him.
A pastor prayed for Fernando Tatis Jr. and Dodgers fans can’t stop laughing
Yes, only God can stop you from irresponsibly riding a motorcycle, taking a performance-enhancing drug, and lying. Padres fans thank you, Alberto Joseph. Tatis Jr. is healed and has seen the light on the other side.
Then again, Tatis Jr. will need all the help and support he can get, because he’s reportedly coming off a difficult meeting with the Padres on Thursday. General manager AJ Preller did not sound happy when addressing the devastating situation last week, and it’s unclear if the team can take action on the shortstop’s $340 million contract, which was a topic of discussion after his motorcycle accident.
Hopefully Mr. Alberto said an Our Father for the impending conversation with Preller and a Hail Mary for Tatis Jr.’s future.
The next time we’ll see El Niño won’t be until May of 2023, so he’ll have plenty of time to repent his sins in confession.