Picked up this interesting little tid-bit over at Friar John's blog.
Seems that KT has had exceptional success in years ending with 8.
"Padres general manager Kevin Towers has a history of coming out on top in years that end with 8.
-1968: Sonoma Little League champions with the Bears.
-1978: Oregon state class 3A co-champions in football with Medford High School.
-1988: Pacific Coast League champions with the Las Vegas Stars.
-1998: National League champions with the Padres.
Detect a trend here? It's a good one for Padres fans."
Sounds great to me. I'll buy into that!