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Q&A with Brian Giles

Q: What kept you here? A: "I got an opportunity in my last contract to do what was best for me and my family. I gave my word when I signed. I want to fulfill that commitment. Some players might have jumped ship. I'm not that type of a player. I am here for a reason. I want to see it through." Q: But you possibly turned down at least $2 million extra and a chance at the World Series to remain with the Padres. A: "I have always played this game to compete as well as have fun. I want to win every day. I'd like to do that here. I don't play baseball because of the money. Money was not a factor." Q: Do you feel an allegiance to the Padres? A: "I was born and raised in El Cajon. I grew up a Padres and Chargers fan. During the football season, you'll find me and my family at Charger games. Even when I was back east with Cleveland and the Pirates, I followed the Padres. I'm glad I'm playing for my hometown team. That's very important to me. I think it's special when you've been part of a community your entire life. It's not like I want to be anywhere else."www3.signonsandiego.com

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