On to the new and improved Padres!

The O’Malley family has re-settled in San Diego, pouring their finances and baseball savvy into the perennial basement dweller Padres.  While the DBags and Dodgers have opted for the glitterati and sparkle of the “superstar” front office, I am more enthralled by the past success of the O’Malleys and their current moves.

After winning their first and only series of the season, the Giants are flying over parched AZ and onto sunny San Diego.  The Padres were smart to schedule their one and only weekend homestand v. the Giants on a weekend so close to San Francisco’s own opening day.  That means less Giants fans descending upon AT&T South from the Bay Area, excepting those of us who already live down this way and refuse to go to Chavez Latrine.

Let’s see how our boys fare against the new Poodres, who dropped 2 against the Dodgers.


About annapirhana

Writer, former KUSF DJ and fan of the SF Giants/SJ Sharks/Great America 49ers. Love quality films, though I don't take things too seriously. If I told you what I do for a living, I'd have to tickle you.
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7 Responses to On to the new and improved Padres!

  1. xoot says:

    I’d say the Giants played the Pods very tough today and deserved the win. I really enjoyed Upton’s petulance after he slid in late to try to snag Crawford’s bloop. That was my ball, he told the young SS. Right. Looks like a lack of chemistry in Diego.

  2. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    Personally, I still like coming here. But even xoot back on FB suggested he favored FB over this place, so I just assumed there was no longer sufficient support to keep Shaun’s JDR page alive. 😦 If, OTOH, there is sufficient interest by even a few / handful of us to keep this place breathing, then, count me in.

  3. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    [Of baseball]

    “Nothing in our daily life offers more of the comfort of continuity, the generational connection of belonging to a vast and complicated American family, the powerful sense of home, the freedom from time’s constraints, and the great gift of accumulated memory than does our National Pastime.”
    — Ken Burns

    “JDR has done more to move Giants Baseball and me, too, in the right direction than all of the faux fans, trolls, and generic nincompoops of sfgate.com/giants with all their cheap words.” — Anonymous, with considerable (i.e. borrowed) thanks to Monte Irvin

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      Dear Anonymous, lest we be unfair, there is nonetheless a small band of stout, insightful, better-informed Giants / baseball fans who frequent the gate’s ill-monitored board. “Marklar” remains one of its standouts.

      It’s just that this observably determined cadre tend to be drowned out by the daily drone and unintelligible din of incessant whining, moping, moaning, and crocodile tears.


      No matter, THANK YOU, to the JDR membership for having promoted not only Giants baseball, but the great game itself – which like the best things in life, can duly be appreciated all the more, the more one watches, studies, and further reflects upon the multifaceted intricacies of Baseball as both a thrilling, disheartening, astonishing, sometimes dull – more often amazing – game, as well as a working metaphor for life.

  4. dirtnrocksnomo says:

    Anybody home? What happened to this place?

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