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Padres shaman sees future, championship ring

Vinny Castilla is an older guy. He's like as old as your dad probably. With those years under his belt, he's got a little thing going called "wisdom". Look it up, boys and girls.

So says our wizened third baseman:

What motivates Vinny at 38 is the hunt, the opportunity to win a ring.

"That should drive everybody in this clubhouse," Castilla said. "We've got a chance to be a team to win a championship.

"They made it to the playoffs last year [getting swept by St. Louis in the National League Division Series], and they have players, a manager, coaching staff and front office that want to take it to the next level.
You see that, kids? The next level. That's an NL Championship. When your elders speak, you listen. You don't jibber jabber. You listen to your elders, you crazy youngies.