Padres can't pin hitting woes on Petco

Originally Published: May 3, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- As the Padres drifted into the visiting clubhouse before a game with the Phillies this week, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi took a seat near the big-screen TV and watched Bob Uecker spew inanities from the broadcast booth in the movie "Major League." Try wrapping your mind around that cross-cultural image for a minute.

Iguchi and interpreter David Yamamoto weren't taking notes, but they did see Pedro Cerrano slip golf club covers over his bats to keep them warm and practice ...

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