mikedeeMike Dee needs to go away.

There, I said it.

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.

Mike Dee needs to be fired.

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Long-time Padres broadcaster Mark Grant joins Padres and Pints for Part 1 of this episode, recorded live at Green Flash Brewery during their Back the Brown growler release party.

Mark, Rick, and Chris meander around Padres, Baseball, and Patsy Cline references. They chat brown uniforms, batter/pitcher celebrations, and Grant’s experiences, philosophies, and dance routines as a broadcaster. Videos discussed are Mark Grant exhausting himself dancing to Jump Around and Nolan Ryan mocking Brad Lesley.

Coming soon: Part 2 with Mabelynn Capeluj and AJ Cassavell!

If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us.

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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.

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I’ve been team “Bring Back the Brown” ever since I first saw the Padres selling retro hats in the team store back in 1999ish. I bought a ’69, ’71 & ’84 one and proceeded to wear the crap out of every single one of those. Granted, I still loved the retro stuff before that, it’s just that’s when my overwhelming love truly took off. So when Jordan and Tony started up the campaign I was all on board with it and did whatever I could to help spread the word.

Fast forward to 2015. Hacksaw posted this comment yesterday morning.

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A power triumvirate of guests join Chris and Rick for the first ever on location podcast, live-ish from the Bring Back the Brown party at Green Flash Brewing Company. San Diego sports radio veteran Craig Elsten, Green Flash Director of Beer Education Dave Adams, plus Jordan Stark and Tony Martinez of the Bring Back the Brown campaign talk Padres baseball, beer, and brown uniforms.

Among a million other topics, Jordan and Tony explore the history behind the organized BBTB campaign, Dave shares thoughts the concessions experience at Petco Park, and Craig rants on everything imaginable.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us.

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Come hangout with our good buddies Bring Back the Brown, Green Flash and Knockaround Sunglasses this Friday (4/3) for a Padres celebration! That’s right, from Noon to 10PM you can join in on the baseball action with all new BBTB growlers (limited run of 100), new brown & gold Green Flash merch, Knockaround sunglass giveaways and a Westside Love pop-up shop.

Also, the Green Flash Gastro Truck will be serving baseball themed dishes throughout the day including TJ Hot Dogs and Chili Cheese Nachos.

Also added, Padres and Pints will be in the house chatting about the upcoming season. Maybe with a guest? Stay tuned!

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James Shields Brown Padres Jersey

Here’s an photographic idea of a brown Padres jersey I made. I like the idea of keeping the current Padres marks in a switch to brown. The team needs all the consistency it can get, and the boring-ness of the script contrasts well with the uniqueness of the brown. The current SD is the most typographically pleasing of them all, and with the team’s focus on that logo keeping it around makes sense.

It’s been an exciting offseason, hasn’t it? That being said, there are a few things that we here at Padres Public haven’t necessarily been on top of.

Okay, the fact is that Dustin and Nate do a great job of recapping & analyzing trades and roster moves. I, on the other hand, do not. Other than complaining about Alexi Amarista playing center field, I tend to focus on the ballpark experience, media, and public relations.

I guess what I’m saying is that by “we,” I mean me. I haven’t been on top of things.

So, here’s a couple of items that have come up in the last week or so.

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This past weekend, I came across a 1985 Padres Spring Training program at an estate sale. Anytime I see a program, magazine, newspaper or whatever of the Padres, I scoop it up immediately and add it to my collection. I love reading through these things because first of all, the ads are always fantastic (ly horrible?) and second it’s fascinating to see what was being said about the team at that particular time. Notable in this program is an article about the new uniforms for the 1985 season.

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