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Vicente Padilla might not be able to leave Nicaragua for Red Sox camp

Feb 2, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT


Via WEEI comes word that La Prensa newspaper in Nicaragua is reporting that Vicente Padilla — who just signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox — is facing an order not to leave Nicaragua over a child support flap.

He originally had an arrest warrant issued but it was rescinded.  He’s alleged to owe $4,200 in child support. Given that he’s made over $50 million playing baseball, I’m assuming this will be resolved fairly quickly with a check cut and an order telling him not to slack on it again.

Of course the most shocking thing about all of this has less to do with him being an alleged deadbeat dad or any implications it has for the Red Sox as much as it has to do with the cold hard knowledge that, at some point, an actual human woman agreed to procreate with Vicente Padilla.

  1. a125125125 - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    First Cashman….now Padilla. This is a watershed day for ugly dudes getting laid.

    • itsacurse - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      I dunno what you look like, but I’d bet your no Brian Cashman.

      That said, nobody is as gross looking as the spineless bean ball king pictured above.

      • itsacurse - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:21 AM

        that’s right, “YOUR.”

      • a125125125 - Feb 2, 2012 at 10:31 AM

        Haha….yeah, I’m better looking than Brian Cashman. But that’s not a huge accomplishment considering that roughly 90% of Americans are in the same boat.

        Do you live in Philadelphia? Because one would have to be consistently surrounded by ugly people to find Cashman attractive.

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Why does it seem that the Red Sox are having a putrid winter? Maybe they should use the $6 million they freed up in trading Scutaro and try to bribe the Nicaraguan police? At least it would be used for something…

  3. Francisco (FC) - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    That’s a lot of assumptions you’re making there Craig. You’re assuming the procreation part was done on purpose…

    • Old Gator - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

      Reminds me of the story of the guy who comes home early from work and finds his best friend in bed with his wife. He looks at his friend with utter shock and says “Marvin, I have to…but you!????”

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

        Gator, that’s an old Milton Berle joke, man. And he probably got it from someone else even earlier.

  4. Jonny 5 - Feb 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Ahhh, Gotta Love the multimillionaire who doesn’t feel he should have to support his own child…. Scuzz ball.

  5. theonlynolan - Feb 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    He’s so sweaty.

  6. xpensivewinos - Feb 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Glad to see the Red Sox are trying to erase the memories of last season by bringing in selfless, high-character guys this year.


    • wendell7 - Feb 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      I’m sure that whichever team you choose to root for is made up of nothing but 100% selfless, high-character guys.

  7. Bryz - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    It’s too bad that George Steinbrenner bestowed “fat toad” upon Hideki Irabu, because that’s the nickname that always pops into my head whenever I see Vicente Padilla.

    • pisano - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Bryz…or how about spineless headhunter.

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