The Sheriff, as Padres pitcher Chris Paddack will be known for Players’ Weekend. Photo: MLB Pipeline/Twitter

El Flaco and Chubbs Senior and the Sheriff went into a bar …

It does sound like a take on the classic joke, but really they are just three Padres who will be at Petco Park for the third “Players’ Weekend.”

The Padres, like all Major Leaguers, will wear special uniforms through Sunday, along with a nickname on the backs of their uniforms, rather than their last names.

El Flaco is Dinelson Lamet, Chubbs is reliever Kirby Yates and Sheriff is Chris Paddack.

MLB.com tells the story behind each of the Padres’ more colorful nicknames – for instance, Lamet was a thin child, hence the Spanish word for skinny – and Chubbs is Yates’ bulldog.

Paddack embraced his fan-driven moniker, based on his cowboy-like attire on days he’s pitching.

“It’s just another reminder that I’ve made it to the big leagues, and my dream has come true,” Paddack told MLB.com of the fans’ devotion – they call themselves “Paddack’s Posse.”

Want to know who El Ministro and Papo are? Check out the MLB rundown.

– Staff reports

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