Thursday, May 16, 2013
First off, I would like to apologize to AvengingJM for not having a Luigi fathead made for Clayton Richard's rehab start in Des Moines. I hope that I will be forgiven since the money that could have been spent on a gigantic Luigi head was, instead, spent wisely on craft beer. It was very hard for me to spend money on Luigi in any way possible. Had I gone through with the fathead, it would have likely wound up in a dumpster outside of Principal Park, because I'll be damned if that was going to find a home in my apartment.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Like a lot of dedicated Padres fans, I couldn't wait to see how the national media would react to the brawl last night between Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke. As expected, the national media has absolutely torn Carlos Quentin apart, with many "reputable" sports writers and radio personalities calling for Quentin to be suspended, not just for a few games, but for a few weeks. An overreaction? Perhaps. First, we need to revisit the events of last night...as if we haven't already done that at least a dozen times already.
Monday, April 8, 2013
With week one in the books for the 2013 season, you don't have to be a diehard Padres fan to know that this team is in serious trouble. In fact, you didn't even have to pay attention to most of the games to know this. The record speaks for itself...1-5, tied for worst in MLB with the Astros, Brewers, Pirates, and Marlins. Sure, the Padres aren't alone in the basement, but
losing getting their asses handed to them by the Mets and Rockies, two teams likely to finish below .500 themselves, is rarely suggestive of a team that is going to be competitive. However, the Padres have been the worst of the worst by recording a run differential of -26. That's right. In six games, the Padres have been outscored 14-40 and are ranked 29th in runs scored and ERA. Yikes, indeed.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
No, that's not a typo. I intentionally spelled McCoy's last name with a capital "Y". Do you see what I did there? CoY stands for Coach of the Year. Okay, perhaps hanging the kind of accolade on a guy that is barely 24 hours into his first stint as a head coach is a little bold, but make no mistake, I am very excited about this hire.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Okay....savior might be a little over-dramatic, but leave no doubt about it, I feel extremely good about this hire by Dean Spanos. After countless predictions that the Chargers would opt for the familiar and hire internal director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, the search team composed of Dean Spanos, John Spanos, Ed McGuire, and special consultant/former Packers GM Ron Wolf, pulled a quick one on Charger Nation and hired Tom Telesco, the now former vice president of football operations from the Indianapolis Colts.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I'm not going to lie...I really put forth a half-assed effort to watch this game. I recorded the game, had the score leaked to me by my dad on the phone before I could get home, watched it three hours after it aired live, and still only paid attention to approximately every other play. I guess a win is always nice, even in a lost season. It means that the Chargers haven't completely given up on themselves, and there might be hope in 2013. Final score: Chargers 27 - Jets 17
Sunday, December 16, 2012
If you watched this game, you already know how awful it was right from the beginning. If the blackout prevented you from viewing, then you didn't miss anything. In a season of awful performances, today's game was quite possibly the worst overall performance by the Chargers, not only just in 2012, but the worst of the entire Norv/A.J. Smith era. This blog will be brief, because frankly, there isn't much to talk about.