Back in December, at the Padres Social Summit, I met the guys from The Kept Faith. After helping to break up their fight with the Padres And Pints crew (by pointing out that no one from Gwynntelligence was even invited) we sat around talking about all sorts of stuff. A few days later, they asked me if I would come on the podcast as a guest.
Unfortunately, I came down with a really bad cold just a few days before I was supposed to record with them, so I had to take a rain check.
This week, that rain check came due.
We talk about our predictions for the Padres this year, the All-Star Game, how the O’Fowdler Group is doing as Padres owners, and the horrible movie from 1996, The Fan.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein
A few months ago, I was asked by Padres Jagoff of Gwynntelligence if I would be interested in doing a guest spot on one of their podcasts. I said, “Sure. Why not?”
Many weeks went by. Change the Padres moved to the East Coast. Padres Jagoff forgot about ever asking me. I forgot Padres Jagoff ever asked me.
Then, suddenly, we both remembered that he asked.
After some tense negotiations about who and what we would eventually talk about (re: nothing in particular), we finally recorded it.
Here, then, is that podcast. Over the course of about an hour of mindless chatter, we sum up our feelings on the Padres 2015 season in general, the changes to the radio and television broadcasts for 2016, the state of the Padres blogosphere & Padres twitter, and whether or not the McRib is actually just an unnatural way of cleaning out your digestive tract on an annual basis.
Megan Olivi, former Padres reporter, current UFC host, reporter and alll-around awesome person joins the podcast. Renamed the “Super Fun Show” apparently, Megan, Rick, and Chris chat about her time working with the Padres in San Diego, how Megan got started in the industry as a political science major, and of course the UFC. Rick shows off his old school UFC knowledge and Chris fulfills a lifelong dream of rapping with Megan. Check it out!
Judson Richards of XTRA 1360 comes at Padres and Pints with straight talk about his experience getting into sports radio, tales of his time in the minors participating in bench clearing brawls, and his thoughts on Pat Murphy as the manager of the San Diego Padres.
In this episode we chat with our old pal™ Steven Woods of FM 94/9, Lost Weekend and the +1 to the worlds greatest podcast Cantore+Woods. We discuss the radio scene in San Diego, Steven’s thoughts on analytics in baseball, internet tough guys, the wonderment of Lakeside and catch everyone up on the Cantore+Woods characters we all loved dearly.
So get into the figure four position, stare at your Steely Dan poster and crank up this episode of the Padres and Pints podcast. Gratata!
With Sac Bunt Chris on the road, Rick takes the reigns in this episode and chats with Matt Coy, the Padres Senior Director of Game Day Presentation and Cash Sirois from The Well Creative Productions, creators of those awesome Padres viral videos that you’ve been seeing in the ballpark lately. Get the scoop on SDinHD, how they landed in San Diego with the Padres and how they come up with these creative videos. Plus we chat Shia Labeouf motivation, and it’s fantastic.
Brady Phelps from Lobshots is welcomed appears on this episode with Rick and Chris on Padres and Pints: the Podcast! Brady explains what he thinks defines success for the 2015 Padres. Then he spends the rest of the episode ranting about Twitter and forcing on Chris and Rick his questionable knowledge of wine.
Dennis Lin joins the podcast for for some baseball, beer, and Buddy Black discussion. Dennis also shares details of his journey becoming the beat writer covering the Padres for the San Diego UT and his thoughts on how Twitter has affected his job and the sports media industry.
In classic Padres Twitter fashion, we all get together off Twitter to talk about Twitter.