The Padres only wear their camouflage uniforms on Sundays, but they’ve been unrecognizable all month.

Home plate used to have a restraining order against the Friars, but for the past three weeks, it hasn’t been able to keep them away.

In 2012, San Diego finished 24th in the Majors in runs. The year before, it was 28th. But prior to the first pitch Tuesday night, the Padres were second in the National League in runs over the past 19 games.

Have they no respect for tradition?

In an act of sheer rebellion, San Diego has decided to engage in radical activities like…scoring. The Padres, undoubtedly violating labor agreements, are forcing umpires to repeatedly dust off home plate.

They had 13 runs and 15 hits on Sunday. They have averaged nearly five runs per game since April 30. They have been about as Friar-like as Ozzy Osbourne, and perhaps most insolent of all – they seem to be enjoying it.

“It’s no fun facing this lineup right now,” said a grinning shortstop Everth Cabrera, one of the Padres’ chief rebels. “Whatever pitcher comes to Petco, it’s going to be tough. We’re going to move the runner, and we’re going to keep it going.”

With every extremist group, there is a ringleader, and for the Padres that figure is Chase Headley. Hypnotizing them with his switch-hitting sorcery, Headley began brainwashing his teammates as early as spring training.

He told them that he was tired of being part of a substandard offense – that it was unacceptable to be unproductive. And like bees catering to their queen, the Padres met his every demand.

During said 19-game stretch, San Diego’s 25 home runs led the National League. Its 21st home run at Petco Park came more than two months earlier than last season.

The Padres’ 39 stolen bases, meanwhile, led all of baseball heading into Tuesday night – and after a 5-15 start, they’ve won 16 of their past 25 games.

What in the name of Jeff Moorad is going on here? Has this team completely lost touch with its identity? Is this not like Sinatra doing the Harlem Shake?

You’d think that, in this moment of crisis, a voice of reason would emerge in the form of Bud Black. But it seems that even the Padres manager has been Kool-Aid bingeing.