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Padres Going Camouflage to Salute Troops

5/2/2011 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The San Diego Padres are tipping their caps to the Navy SEALS who gunned down Osama bin Laden by busting out their camouflage jerseys tonight ... TMZ has learned.

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Locker room sources tell us Padres players decided last night they wanted to honor the military by sporting the unis -- which they normally wear only for Sunday home games.

San Diego is home for many U.S. troops, including Navy SEALS ... and the USS Carl Vinson -- the aircraft carrier that buried bin Laden at sea.

We're told the Padres will also observe a moment of silence before tonight's game at PETCO Park to remember the victims of 9/11.

UPDATE: The Padres announced all active, retired, and veteran military personnel can get two free tickets to tonight's game. You can hear the cheers already ... "USA! USA!!"



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hahaha    

Pathetic. America is so blood thirsty it is crazy. Why rejoice. THis is just one person you freakin hicks, but violence only begets violence.

1268 days ago
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Brian    

@hahaha: You're and idiot.

1268 days ago
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Kathy    

I think its a great tribute to recognize what our troops did! Good for the Padres!!!

1268 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Padres should do this everyday because their pick of uniform color selection has always been horrible.

1268 days ago
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WetChiliFart    

These silly acts of patriotism are getting out of hand. Wearing a camo shirt is as pointless as putting "support the troops" magnets on your car.

1268 days ago
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meg    

This is so kewl. I just hope somebody doesn't find some obscure rule on the baseball books that prevents this kind of creative jersey change.

1268 days ago
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SayWhat    

Love the Padres. God Bless America and our Troops!

1268 days ago
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Glory Bee    

Hooray Padres! Proud American. Don't want violence,but stopping bin laden DEAD saves countless lives. Burying him at sea prevents a gravesite, where other misguided terrorists can enshrine him, was brilliant on Obama's part. Glad to see the Commander in Chief stepping up and acting like one.

1268 days ago
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brenda    

Not a Padres fan, but those jerseys look good!

1268 days ago
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shelly    

i am a giants fan...but way to go padres!!! and thank you to all of our troops and military...i sleep at night because of you

1268 days ago
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Regulator    

This should be illegal. You can only see the guy's legs, and it is a great disadvantage for the opposing team. Once again, the Padres cheat in the name of America.

1268 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

why not let anyone in a military uniform get in for free..now that would work

1268 days ago
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Lucky_130    

It hasnt been easy growing up in San Diego being a Dodger fan. I have no respect for a farm team that sucks ass on a yearly basis.

1268 days ago
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ThinkingWoman    

@Midnight Toker - The Padres are very generous with tickets to military. Every home Sunday game, the graduating Marine Company (Marine Corps Recruit Depot-San Diego) receive a bank of tickets. They've done this for many years.

1268 days ago
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moso    

I don't like the team but I love what they are doing by wearing those jerseys!! Showing support and gratitude.
HAHAHA is the PATHETIC DUMB AS@ PRI@K. Probably from Kansas protesting at the funerals! Do you not remember what the MF had done to us?? It's about time our military found him and shot him in the freaking head. Coward!! Hiding behind a woman!

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