Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pathetic Team Performance, Pathetic Fans

Tuesday September 28, 2010

In the middle of a pennant race with their team only 1 game out of first place, only 27,000 tickets were sold to tonights game. Now I dont mean that there were that many fans in the stands, because it wasnt nearly that high of a number.

San Diego fans, especially season ticket holders seem to have given up on the Padres. They have not shown up all season and did not show up to support a very good team in the middle of a battle to make the playoffs.

San Diego sports fans, you do not deserve a winner. You are not supporting a winning team now. You do not deserve playoff baseball. So many on the boards and in comments on this blog whine about the Padres haven't won a World Series. When are the owners going to give me a WS winner.

Well the answer you whiny biotches is maybe when you actually show up to support a playoff caliber team like the one we have been privileged to see play all year.

Ok, enough about the fans.

Now about the team.

Lets start with the manager.

Can I ask you a question Bud Black?. In the middle of a playoff run in arguably the most important games of the year, WHY THE HECK has Matt Stairs had 2 straight starts? Is every other possible outfielder DEAD? That is the only reason I can think of for starting a guy that is hitting .227 with a.303 OBP.

I know Venable has a sore back, but are Cunningham and Gwynn deceased? Tonight having the defense of Denorfia or Cunningham in LF would have saved two runs and extended Latos stay in the game.

An observation and a question. Lead Dick Ludwick is hitting .221/.315/.332/.647 since joining the Padres AND playing below average defensively. Lead Dick is not hitting for average, not hitting for power, not walking and playing poorly defensively. So why isn't he seeing more time on the bench?

Chris Denorfia hit .303/.379/.513/.892 in August and then when the games REALLY start to count he is suddenly a bench player? WTF?

Aaron Cunningham is hitting .294 on the season and .271 since his call up and he is sitting on the bench so the .227 hitting, awful fielding Stairs can start? WTF?

On to the players performance

3 errors committed, only 2 runs scored.

Enough said.

Well, there is always next season.


  1. For the record, Stairs is hitting .286/.375/.629 since Aug 1. Small sample, but still...

  2. I went to the Monday and Tuesday night games, and what I watched was definitely not playoff caliber baseball.

    This team has allowed the buzz around them to cool dramatically with their streaky, though mostly poor, play through the last month and a half of the season.

    I don't blame any fan for not shelling out the money to watch a team that swings so haphazardly between quality and tired/lackadaisical baseball each night.

    When this team does make the playoffs I am certain that the fans will come out in droves and be the loudest they've been all season.

  3. Wow. Season 20Y holder here and they got two games out of me this past homestand, so try no to paint us all with the same brush.

  4. 21 abs. VERY small sample size. ONLY 3 RBI and 2 of those were him crossing the plate on HRs. They were his ONLY runs scored.

    And how many runs did he give up defensively? 3 in one game on Tuesday. Don't even have to check any other game film to know he is a ZERO in terms of net runs for the month. He gives the team an occasional HR and gives away as many or more runs defensively.