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SD Padres Owner Sparks Heroic Comeback

4/4/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's not everyday a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE takes time from his fishing trip to help a couple of stranded common folk ... but this weekend, San Diego Padres owner Jeff Moorad came to the rescue.

Moorad was hanging out at a secluded area of Lake Miramar in San Diego yesterday when a man approached him and asked for help ... because the battery in his car had died.

We're told Moorad -- who was watching baseball on his phone at the time -- sprang into action ... and helped the stranger get his car up and running again.

Unfortunately, the good karma didn't pay off for Moorad's team yesterday -- the Pads lost to the Cardinals 2 - 0. 

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your telling us that the old hippie was driving the new caddy and it wouldn't start?

1268 days ago


Maybe he can help his baseball team out by signing some good ball players

1268 days ago


I think HE wa getting helped out...

1268 days ago

ramona resident    

TMZ, you need to get your facts straight! The guy under the hood is JC Playford, a local bum in Ramona, CA. Google "JC Playford" to learn more about him. He DOES NOT drive an Escalade and this is probably his first time seeing one. He was probably under the hood of Moorad's Escalade, GET HIM AWAY FROM THE CAR!!!

TMZ - get the facts straight before you post dumb news.

1266 days ago

ramona resident    

that's JC Playford, a local bum in Ramona - taking a look at Moorad's Escalade... Boy how TMZ sure can spin things!!! Google "JC Playford" to learn more about the long haired fellow helping out the Padres owner. Get your story straight TMZ !!!

1266 days ago
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