3.) Matt Kemp’s first cycle in franchise history
“It’s only a cycle. It’s only a cycle. It’s only a cycle”
If you are a fan of the Padres or even know that we hardly ever have positives come our way, then you know why this cycle was the highlight of the season.
Top of the ninth, last ups for the Padres and needing a triple to complete the franchise’s first achievement (remember, Padres also do not have a World Series ring or a no-hitter) and Kemp hits a triple to the right-center field wall, races around second and slides into third for the first cycle in Padres history. Padre fans everywhere, rejoiced. I know I was. I screamed and cheered and have watched that hit with goosebumps over 100 times. It wasn’t just a cycle, it was a beginning to an upwards climb for the San Diego Padres.