Jerry Coleman Week at Padres Public

It was a sad day in Padres baseball yesterday as the legendary voice of the Padres, Jerry Coleman, passed away at the age of 89. He was loved by everyone here in San Diego and will be greatly missed. The 2014 baseball season definitely won’t be the same without the Colonel.

We wanted to do something to honor the Hall of Fame broadcaster here at Padres Public, and despite him becoming uncomfortable every time anyone heaped praise on him, we are going to do just that (sorry Jer) and make this Jerry Coleman week here. The banner has been changed and various members of Padres Public will be telling their own Colonel Coleman stories throughout the week (Vocal Minority started the tribute yesterday). It’s a healing process for us all and as Padre fans we’ll get through it together. I for one have lots of stories that I can’t wait to tell.


Here are some other touching tributes from others:

Ted Leitner

Andy Masur

Bill Center

Corey Brock

Matt Vasgersian

Steve Garvey

Gaslamp Ball


A tribute song Tim Flannery recorded a few years back.



If you don’t have an outlet and want to tell your story about Jerry Coleman, then write it up and send it to us at and we’ll post it this week.


#RIPColonel you truly were one of the all-time greats and I’ll miss you

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