Both San Diego Padres representatives got into the game. Wil Myers started the game at designated hitter and was 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout. Drew Pomeranz threw a scoreless fourth inning, allowing a hit.
Johnny Cueto (0-1, 16.20) pitched one and a third innings, giving up three runs on five hits and no walks with one strikeout. In the first inning, 2016 All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer hit a solo home run and Salvador Perez followed with a two-run home run with Mookie Betts on base. Hosmer singled in the fourth run in the third inning to score Edwin Encarnacion.
The next All-Star Game will be played on July 11th, 2017 in Miami’s Marlins Park at 5:00pm PDT.
In the three years Mike Dee has been the president of the Padres, the amount of public relations screw-ups, oopsies, and outright disasters have far outweighed any good that may have come during his tenure.
From forcing general managers to waste draft picks on alcoholic football players, to naming a part of Petco Park after a reviled figure in baseball, to just straight up screwing the pooch when it comes to fans complaints, Dee’s reign at the top is marked by failure.
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.
The Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres High-A affiliate, released the logo for the 2016 California/Carolina League All-Star Game, which will be held at The Diamond of Lake Elsinore on June 21st.
The logo, which was designed in-house and prominently features the iconic “Storm Eyes,” draws inspiration from California culture while paying homage to the 75th year of the California League. – via Lake Elsinore Storm
Meh. It looks okay. Not all the different from other All-Star host cities’ logos from the last few years.
Could they have made it a little more San Diego/Petco Park specific? Heck yeah. The Western Metal Building immediately comes to mind. Those little glimpse of palm trees underneath the arch that’s supposed to be a combination of Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter sign doesn’t scream San Diego to me. Even the SD logo at the top is kind of meh.
David has a little more analysis of both the logo and the colors that may or may not be a change for next year in this piece from earlier. The whole point of this piece is to get your opinions.
It’s been a while since we did a poll on this site. So, what better than something that just about everyone else is doing a poll for?
This morning, the Padres interrupted a lengthy presentation by Padres chairman Ron Fowler, San Diego Mayor/Boltman booking agent Kevin Faulconer, and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to unveil the official logo for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. After rumors had swirled for the better part of the last year or so that the Padres were looking at making the 11th major uniform change in franchise history, many keyed in on this moment as the one to reveal which direction that change may head. Many (including myself) were hoping for a return to the team’s brown roots.
It’s been 22 years, and counting, since the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was last played in San Diego (1992). When San Diego hosted its first All-Star Game, it had only been 14 years prior to that, in 1978.
It’s time Major League Baseball gave San Diego another shot.
Gaslamp Ball reported at FanFest in February that ownership had identified 2019 as their target for getting an All-Star Game in Petco Park. But not much has been said about that since. In fact, I didn’t even remember that they had mentioned that at FanFest until Rick of RJ’s Fro reminded me.
Yes, Ron Fowler and Mike Dee have mentioned that they were talking to the powers-that-be about this. But no news yet.
And, considering this team doesn’t look like it’s going to be playing in a World Series anytime soon, the next best thing is to host the All-Star Game.