Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.
I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.
Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.
Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.
So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.
Retro weekend. Three out of four games against the Chicago Cubs honoring the 1984 National League Championship team. And brown. Lots of brown.
You might think this would be a perfect time to announce that the Padres were working on new uniforms that somehow incorporate brown into the color scheme. I mean, they’re honoring their past, right? They wore the brown 1984 road jerseys two nights in a row, at home. And gave away 40,000+ brown replica jerseys to fans on Saturday. Brown is arguably the most identifiable color used by a Major League team. Ever!
No brainer, right?
Then Bernie “The Woirst” Wilson of the Associated Press revealed the following:
Disappointing indeed. But, then Fowler said something that really hurt…