This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House…so we’re at the bar.

When I’m at the bar, I like to fire up the juke box:

In Jonah Keri’s weekly “The 30” over at Grantland, he dedicated a portion of his piece to the San Diego Padres (ranked 29th in MLB, for the week); it wasn’t pretty. From Edinson Volquez’s inadequacies as a staff “ace”/opening day starter, overall franchise issues with drafting and developing talent, Josh Byrnes’ trade record, the club’s handling of Chase Headley, to club finances…he painted a pretty bleak picture. And fair, as well. When pressed on a few issues by Padres Public bloggers, he took the time to respond to each and every one of us.

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