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(NBC San Diego)   This means Mark Cuban automatically becomes owner and the Padres payroll balloons to $60 mil. Right? Right? Oh God it's hard being a Padres fan   (nbcsandiego.com) divider line 33
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2012-03-23 11:29:41 AM
No, damn it, he should buy the Mets.

please.
 
2012-03-23 11:35:18 AM
F*ck you, Padres.
F*ck you, Moores.
Double F*ck you to all the idiots who voted for Petco Park.
You all deserve the best AAA team in MLB.
 
2012-03-23 02:11:17 PM
He should get to buy something. I don't even care if it's the Yankees at this point. Let that man buy a baseball team. ANY baseball team. Enough of this we-don't-sell-to-your-kind collusion shiat.
 
2012-03-23 02:15:42 PM
Padres fans,

Be glad Jeff Morrad isn't going to buy your team. When he was part owner of the Diamondbacks, we made the NLCS one season only to be utter shiat for the next 2 seasons. He went over the rest of the team to resign a guy named Eric Byrnes to a new contract all on one big year. That guy was run out of town after being the king of infield pop-ups for the next 2 seasons. And he brought in a jackass of a general manager in Josh Byrnes, who is now your GM. He fired a manager just because he refused to listen to the GM's opinion on who should be in the starting lineup each day.

You are better off without Morrad running your team. You'll be far better off when you run that incompetent fool Byrnes out of town too.

Sincerely,
A Dbacks fan who's been to games at Petco.
 
2012-03-23 02:38:36 PM

generalDisdain: Double F*ck you to all the idiots who voted for Petco Park.


San Diego got a relatively good deal on that one. Meaning it was a horrible deal, just not as horrible for some. I still don't understand why cities will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into stadiums absent an equity position. Then the popularity fades and the city is stuck with the mess. Unless the study was done by the guy trying to get a stadium done, it shows an overall neutral to slightly negative economic effect over the long haul.
 
2012-03-23 02:46:37 PM

generalDisdain: F*ck you, Padres.
F*ck you, Moores.
Double F*ck you to all the idiots who voted for Petco Park.
You all deserve the best AAA team in MLB.


To be fair, the stadium is awesome and it looks great in downtown. As a taxpayer I'm with you though

I've always been a padre fan but pretty much stopped watching after the series in '98 when they dumped all the good players and got the new stadium deal.

/Padres owners suck a BOD
 
2012-03-23 02:51:46 PM
I typically go to at least 1 game a year. I love the stadium but the padres consistently suck a lot of ass. Most of the time I find myself playing games on my phone.

I also find baseball incredibly boring and more of a time to get dunk and then head out to the gaslamp afterwards.

generaldisdain, PB or gaslamp?
 
2012-03-23 02:56:36 PM
The thing about being a Padres / Chargers fan is ... at the end of the day, you still live in San Di-freaking-ego. So you don't really need the artificial lift of sports to help you rise above any every day squalor.
 
2012-03-23 02:57:38 PM
Does this mean my season tickets get cheaper? I bet they get cheaper.
 
2012-03-23 03:00:50 PM
As long as the Padres are content to look like the Brewers, Rays, Dodgers, Blue Jays, and about half of MLB, nothing they do will ever matter.

Bring Back the Brown
 
2012-03-23 03:01:48 PM

Slow To Return: The thing about being a Padres / Chargers fan is ... at the end of the day, you still live in San Di-freaking-ego. So you don't really need the artificial lift of sports to help you rise above any every day squalor.


THIS, a 1000x this.

The worst thing about san diego is that its too close to LA
 
2012-03-23 03:22:59 PM
Petco is a great stadium. I live closer to LA than I do to San Diego, but I've been to Petco more in the last couple of years than I have been to Dodger Stadium. It is a much friendlier and easier place to bring my little guys and we can ride the trolly (my almost 4 year old loves trains) to the game.

Petco does have a weird AAA vibe to it (I think there are more hi jinx between innings), though. The product on the field doesn't help much either. Even though they are in the same division as the Dodgers, I do feel bad for the fans in SD.
 
2012-03-23 03:54:22 PM
... oh, Padres. I thought you said the Pirates. Very well, carry on.

/ I hear you, brother, we're all in this together
// Incompetent ownership? Boy, do we have some stories
 
2012-03-23 03:58:58 PM

SoCalSurfer: generaldisdain, PB or gaslamp?


Given that choice, gaslamp. I am way too old to be in PB. ;)
 
2012-03-23 04:01:58 PM
San Diego did downtown right with Petco and the Gaslamp and all. Too bad the owners don't care about the actual team. But I have always been and will always be a loyal Padres fan, no matter painful it is.
 
2012-03-23 04:06:32 PM

Osomatic: San Diego did downtown right with Petco and the Gaslamp and all. Too bad the owners don't care about the actual team. But I have always been and will always be a loyal Padres fan, no matter painful it is.


Good job. It'll never be as sweet as when you stick with your team and they finally do it. Of course it might never happen but them's the breaks.

/pirates fan (sniff)
 
2012-03-23 04:11:04 PM

desertgeek: He fired a manager just because he refused to listen to the GM's opinion on who should be in the starting lineup each day.


I didn't know that's how BoMel got pushed out. I hate Byrnes even more now.

/both of them
//the other is Eric
 
2012-03-23 04:18:18 PM

neuroflare: desertgeek: He fired a manager just because he refused to listen to the GM's opinion on who should be in the starting lineup each day.

I didn't know that's how BoMel got pushed out. I hate Byrnes even more now.

/both of them
//the other is Eric


Remember Josh's words "organizational advocacy?" That's what it was, basically.

/I might be oversimplifying it a bit, but that's the jist of it.
 
2012-03-23 04:19:27 PM

neuroflare: I didn't know that's how BoMel got pushed out. I hate Byrnes even more now.

/both of them
//the other is Eric


I'm an A's fan. There's nothing special about Melvin, though at least he's not Geren. And right there with you on Byrnes. Farker cost us the 2003 ALDS because he decided he would rather shove Varitek than go and touch home plate. The umping in that Game 3 was also a complete abortion in favor of Boston, but none of it would have mattered if Byrnes would have just touched home plate in the 15 seconds he had to do so.
 
2012-03-23 04:33:17 PM
Sadly, it says much about San Diegans when, in the midst of a pennant race two seasons or so ago, a midweek game in September had a half-empty stadium v. the Cubs IIRC.

You could also say that about Tampa Bay,and their team is far more competitive than the Pods.
 
2012-03-23 04:44:56 PM
doctorguilty: ... oh, Padres. I thought you said the Pirates. Very well, carry on.

/ I hear you, brother, we're all in this together
// Incompetent ownership? Boy, do we have some stories


Thanks for that. Came here to say "I think you spelled Pirates wrong"
*sigh*
 
2012-03-23 04:48:54 PM

ManateeGag: No, damn it, he should buy the Mets.

please.

 
2012-03-23 04:52:54 PM

Rwa2play: Sadly, it says much about San Diegans when, in the midst of a pennant race two seasons or so ago, a midweek game in September had a half-empty stadium v. the Cubs IIRC.

You could also say that about Tampa Bay,and their team is far more competitive than the Pods.


That's nothing. I was there in September 2010 for a game against the Giants. There wasn't 20k in the stands and more than half of them were in Giants orange. Inexcusable for the middle of a pennant race.
 
2012-03-23 05:27:29 PM

desertgeek: Rwa2play: Sadly, it says much about San Diegans when, in the midst of a pennant race two seasons or so ago, a midweek game in September had a half-empty stadium v. the Cubs IIRC.

You could also say that about Tampa Bay,and their team is far more competitive than the Pods.

That's nothing. I was there in September 2010 for a game against the Giants. There wasn't 20k in the stands and more than half of them were in Giants orange. Inexcusable for the middle of a pennant race.


It's hard to buy into a team or any players when you know they will be gone next year. Bought my first season tickets about 5 days before Greg Vaughn was traded. I asked for a refund.
 
2012-03-23 05:48:38 PM

Rwa2play: Sadly, it says much about San Diegans when, in the midst of a pennant race two seasons or so ago, a midweek game in September had a half-empty stadium v. the Cubs IIRC.

You could also say that about Tampa Bay,and their team is far more competitive than the Pods.


Why go to the game when I can lay at the beach and watch on my phone?

Best part: cheaper beer (in a 7-11 cup because of the booze ban)

Speaking of which, whose idea was it to ban alcohol at the beach. That's the real issue here
 
2012-03-23 05:59:57 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: I'm an A's fan. There's nothing special about Melvin, though at least he's not Geren. And right there with you on Byrnes. Farker cost us the 2003 ALDS because he decided he would rather shove Varitek than go and touch home plate. The umping in that Game 3 was also a complete abortion in favor of Boston, but none of it would have mattered if Byrnes would have just touched home plate in the 15 seconds he had to do so.


Don't forget Tejada's "should I run to the plate from third? Nah, I'd rather hang out in between for a while" moment.

One of my favorite memories of Byrnes was a radio caller saying that he had seen Skittles falling out of one of his throws from the outfield.
 
2012-03-23 06:40:21 PM

kiwannabee: As long as the Padres are content to look like the Brewers, Rays, Dodgers, Blue Jays, and about half of MLB, nothing they do will ever matter.

Bring Back the Brown


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2012-03-23 06:55:07 PM

Eating Old People to Save Social Security: To be fair, the stadium is awesome and it looks great in downtown. As a taxpayer I'm with you though

I've always been a padre fan but pretty much stopped watching after the series in '98 when they dumped all the good players and got the new stadium deal.



They didn't really "dump" players. The best pitcher (Kevin Brown) got a massively overinflated free agent contract from the Dodgers, the two best power hitters were a possibly-roided flash in the pan (Greg Vaughn) and a definitely-roided alcoholic (Ken Caminiti). The rest of the team was no great shakes, either. Quilvio Veras? Chris Gomez? An over-the-hill Wally Joyner? About the only person who left the team and succeeded was Steve Finley. That team was very fortunate and got career years out of several players, in no way was it built for more than one run.

I like Petco, but I still think those redevelopment dollars could have been better spent. The Giants built their ballpark mostly on their own dime.

Still looking forward to this season, but it's probably just that "new car smell" that baseball (even the Padres) gets every Spring.
 
2012-03-23 07:12:06 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: though at least he's not Geren


Imagine how we felt with AJ Hinch? *shudder*
 
2012-03-23 09:13:15 PM

neuroflare: Why Would I Read the Article: though at least he's not Geren

Imagine how we felt with AJ Hinch? *shudder*


seriously, fark that guy.
 
2012-03-23 09:14:51 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: neuroflare: Why Would I Read the Article: though at least he's not Geren

Imagine how we felt with AJ Hinch? *shudder*

seriously, fark that guy.


This.
 
2012-03-23 10:08:19 PM

Rwa2play: Sadly, it says much about San Diegans when, in the midst of a pennant race two seasons or so ago, a midweek game in September had a half-empty stadium v. the Cubs IIRC.

You could also say that about Tampa Bay,and their team is far more competitive than the Pods.


Sadly, it says much about you that you're mystified by the fact many San Diegans have better things to do on a beautiful September day, in San Diego, than sit around a stone cavern and watch two minor league baseball teams compete to see who is more incompetent. I hope the Chargers move to LA and the Padres move anywhere else. Then San Diego can finally be free from idiots whose lives revolve vicariously around athletes who are skilled at doing nothing of practical value.
 
2012-03-24 03:37:31 AM

chechcal: Eating Old People to Save Social Security: To be fair, the stadium is awesome and it looks great in downtown. As a taxpayer I'm with you though

I've always been a padre fan but pretty much stopped watching after the series in '98 when they dumped all the good players and got the new stadium deal.


They didn't really "dump" players. The best pitcher (Kevin Brown) got a massively overinflated free agent contract from the Dodgers, the two best power hitters were a possibly-roided flash in the pan (Greg Vaughn) and a definitely-roided alcoholic (Ken Caminiti). The rest of the team was no great shakes, either. Quilvio Veras? Chris Gomez? An over-the-hill Wally Joyner? About the only person who left the team and succeeded was Steve Finley. That team was very fortunate and got career years out of several players, in no way was it built for more than one run.

I like Petco, but I still think those redevelopment dollars could have been better spent. The Giants built their ballpark mostly on their own dime.

Still looking forward to this season, but it's probably just that "new car smell" that baseball (even the Padres) gets every Spring.




I don't think it's fair to criticize the Padres for "cheating" the city to get a new stadium. They didn't. They earned it, they delivered, even with a batfark crazy ex-CityCouncilman throwing frivolous lawsuits at them every step of the way.

What IS fair is to criticize them for being cheap bastards, refusing to sign talented players to multi-year deals, and drafting about as well as Helen Keller after she's had a few. They're a thousand percent guilty of that, and Matt Bush is Exhibit A.
 
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