Adrian Gonzalez latest victim of Padres HR curse

Updated: December 6, 2010, 2:02 PM ET
By Doug Williams

Nate Colbert usually is known for two things. One, he once hit five home runs in a doubleheader. Two, ballplayers of his era supposedly thought he looked … well, funny.

In "Ball Four," Jim Bouton wrote that Astro Doug Rader went up to Colbert before a game in 1969 and said, "Hey Nate. I think you're cute. Not ugly, cute. Like an iguana."

So why do we care? Because four decades later, the Curse of the Iguana has claimed another victim in San Diego.

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