I realize this is a Padres baseball blog and that is exactly what I am going to write about, well mostly. See you readers may not know but after growing up in San Diego my parents moved us to the land of corn, Nebraska. Yes we have a college football team here. Lincoln has an Independent League baseball team the Saltdogs so I get some baseball here but it’s not MLB, and not the Padres.
So as you can tell from the photograph I have a Padre baseball room in my house. Yes really. No doubt the only one in the state, probably the only one in the Midwest. There are a lot of Cubs and Royals fans around here so they sympathize with me about less than perfect baseball teams year after year. So here I am in a town of 475 people. That’s right less than 500 peeps here in Palmer, Nebraska. I like it. Sure no baseball in football country but no traffic or high priced real estate either.
I do miss PETCO Park, and heck the “Q” for that matter. Another bad thing about being a Padre fan in Nebraska is the fact that they are NEVER EVER on television unless they are playing the Cubs. But I don’t have cable so I don’t get those games either, there’s the rub. You probably asked yourself about ten minutes ago, “So why don’t you move?” Well I like it here, seriously. I will wait until you finish laughing. You can take a Padre out of San Diego, but you can’t take San Diego out of the Padre fan. Something like that.
So for 2013 I am looking forward to the regular season to start but I have a feeling that it will again be another long season for the Friars. I mean when Freddy Garcia is your biggest acquisition of the offseason (and now he is released!), then the table is set for a long season. None the less baseball is here and I still bleed Padre brown.