Category Archives: Padres

BOSA Development… of our Defense!


This is the first draft I have really liked since we got Shawne Merriman and co.  There was a lot of underlying strategy to this draft from drafting Bosa’s teammate, Joshua Perry to drafting the 2015 MAC Defensive Player of the Year who was also a three time first-team All-MAC selection in order to bolster our LB depth.  DEEP… finally!  Let’s just hope we can make it through the pre-season healthy.


In addition to the Defensive additions, I like the fact that we brought in an NFL pedigree FB in Derek Watt who was Melvin Gordon’s teammate and lead blocker in college.  Oh yeah, he’s JJ Watt’s brother and they will face each other this year.  We also brought in a BIG offensive lineman in the 7th round, Donovan Clark.  We also drafted the best TE in this year’s draft who didn’t drop a pass last year… that probably means he’ll drop several crucial passes for us this year if you believe in the “San Diego curse” which is essentially; “We have beautiful weather, great people, and awesome beer so our sports teams are doomed to ultimately fail because we can’t have everything and other cities are not blessed with our amenities so the fairness gods throw them a bone and let them have some trophies.”  San Diegans ultimately come out on top in the long run even though we are usually heartbroken until the next wave of sunshine and swells come through.


Padres Opening Day = Lines

30 Deep Line because the Craft Beer at Toyota Terrace 100 feet away has been removed for some stupid reason.

Forget the facts that the Padres lost on Opening Day again and didn’t score a run in the opening home stand of 2016.  Let’s focus on what the Padres organization CAN control such as staffing concession stands and making San Diego’s AMAZING BEER readily available and flowing like the wines of Capistrano!

PETCO Park used to have an amazing Craft Beer selection available on the Toyota Terrace and one of my favorite spots to grab some sun and baseball, but they took all of the taps out for some inexplicable reason!  To make matters worse, the Craft Beer stations that were open had line like this because they were staffed by one or two people. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER PADRES!

1 Register Open / Line is 30 Deep (1 Guy to collect money + another to pour beer = efficiency… #SMH)

Look Padres, take your “Bad Idea Pants” off and run your ideas through the common sense analyzer please.  From charging to go out on the Porch to removing the craft beer taps from Toyota Terrace, Padres front office is just making bad moves.  I actually had to go to the head of security last year to have them tell my section’s security that standing and cheering was “allowed”.  It’s just a real shame to see the way Petco is run because the experience could be sooo much better with some more planning and better logistics.

Petition to bring back Scott & BR! has helped many causes, both small and large.  Scott & BR are Great Friends, San Diego staples, and part of our community.  They bring sanity to insane Chargers seasons year after year.  They organized countless charity events and spoke the truth.

Sign the petition and help get them back on the air!

What’s with those horrible Mexican ads on 1090?

I heard a few of those this morning and I had to look it up in the magic Google machine.  This is what I found… Thanks John!

MAFFEI: Mexican ads on 1090 here to stay.

By JOHN MAFFEI | Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:33 pm

Judging from the phone messages and emails, you find it just as annoying as I do.

But get used to it. The Mexican government ads on XX Sports Radio 1090 aren’t going anywhere.

The spots, which often run three in a row and as many as 10 an hour, are part of a Mexican licensing agreement, according to Tex Meyer, the new vice president and general manager at 1090.

And while the 1090 studios are in San Diego, the broadcast towers for the 77,500-watt station are in Mexico, making it a Mexican station.

As a point of education, TV and radio stations in North America are identified by their call letters. A “W” means the station is east of the Mississippi River, a “K” means it’s west of the Mississippi, a “C” means the station is in Canada, and an “X” identifies it as a Mexican station.

I understand that 1090 has to live up to its obligations with the Mexican government, and the ads are part of that obligation. What bothers me —- and apparently you, too —- are the number of spots, as well as the quality.

Some of them are professionally done and blend in well with the rest of the station’s commercials. Others are amateurish. You know the ones I mean:

  • “Oh, no, here comes the man from the rent.”
  • “Mom, here’s my savings to pay for my little brother’s doctor visit.”
  • ” ‘The Monkey’ has been caught, and the country is cutting down on the number of delinquents in the country.”

“We have to be careful with these spots,” Meyer said. “We get a standardized form from Mexico. Some of the spots are open to interpretation, and some we have to run word for word. I know well the spots that annoy our listeners, but Spanish doesn’t always translate literally into English.

“People think we get paid or compensated for the spots. We don’t. We’re not greedy broadcasters. We not the only station in the U.S. with an X in front of it, but we have to live by the rules. And these spots are part of doing business.

“Trust me, we get feedback from our listeners.”

The feedback can be seen in the ratings. The ads give listeners an excuse to change the station, seek new options.

And in any business, that’s the worst scenario.

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Padres 2011 – Pre-Mid-Summer Review

To Trade or Not to Trade... That is the Question!

I’ve been to 3 games at Petco Park and they’ve lost all 3.  I’m sure many other fans have similar stories at this point in the season unfortunately.  The Padres are not competitive in their home ballpark for whatever reason and the season is two weeks from being over for San Diegans and Padres alike.

There is no point in keeping Bell when Mike Adams is arguably as good and we can’t even get a lead for Heath to close out.  This Padres offense is beyond horrific and I’ve seen some pathetic offenses here in San Diego.  Only the Padres can bring up a red-hot top prospect and have him slump immediately.  It’s unfortunate, but I am not surprised in the least.  Hopefully Rizzo hits his way out of it sooner than later.  The Padres should help him though!  Trade Heath for a legitimate bat with speed, power, and the ability to play defense… preferably a Short Stop or Second Baseman since we seem to have a plethora of platoons of outfielders which brings me to another point.  Are we building for the future or trying to win this year?

If we’re trying to win, Denorfia needs to be in the lineup everyday since he’s our best hitter.  Fuck this platoon shit!  If we’re building, get our kids in there and stop messing with them.  Baseball is about ebbs and flows, consistency and rhythm, and playing everyday in order to attain the precious feeling of being in-tune with the game.  The Padres are like crazy fantasy managers.  They try and try to put the best match-ups on the field and end up getting squat because players don’t just produce based on a match-up, they produce based on confidence, what they did the day before, how they’re feeling today, etc.  I don’t know what the secret is, but I played better when I played everyday and I’ve never heard any baseball player say otherwise…. so put that in your pipe and smoke it.

In conclusion, we should deal some players for some up-and-comers.  Hell package a 2 for 1 and get us a legitimate bat with some base swiping speed.  We might even be able to get Pujols on a discount now!  😉

Rizzo at Petco!

Anthony Rizzo finally got called up to the Padres!  Rizzo went 1-2 with a triple, 2 walks, and 1 K.  That’s a pretty good debut and could’ve been better if the fence was 5 feet closer.  Anthony was swingin’ for the fences on his first swing which he admitted… I like the confidence!

The Padres are playing well right now and are just 6 games under .500!  If the Padres can continue this brand of decent baseball and get a good contribution from Rizzo, the season could be far from over.  The Pads definitely have the pitching to hang around, but the bats have to stay warm.  Maybe they should talk to JoBu and get Hats for Bats… or just get him a refill!