It’s that time of year again. Two years ago, I published what I considered to be the most comprehensive list of Padres-related Twitter accounts that I thought every Padres fan should be following. I updated it as needed as players were traded or people changed jobs, but that just got time-consuming and monotonous.
I redid the entire thing exactly one year later, with new accounts added and others removed, mostly due to repetitiveness or just no longer existing.
I revisited it this month, and what follows are the results.
Some are informative follows. Some are humorous. Some are both. But all of them, I guarantee*, will improve your Padres Twitter experience.
*Guarantee void in Tennessee. And everywhere else, for that matter. I guarantee nothing except eventual death.
By Derek Togerson
Whenever the Super Bowl comes around, I get excited. But, it’s not because we’re about to watch the biggest American football game of the year.
It’s because the Super Bowl means baseball season is almost here.
The four words that give me goose bumps are not, “TOUCHDOWN, San Diego Chargers!” They’re, “Pitchers and catchers report.”
The Padres report to Peoria and the world seems to be in better balance. There’s just something romantic about baseball.
A few years back I saw Tony Gywnn in the dugout before a game at Petco Park. He was alone, just gazing out upon the impossibly green grass and impeccably manicured baselines, and a question came to me.
Little did I know it was a stupid question.
I interrupted Mr. Padre’s reverie by asking, “What do those eyes see?”
Not a Robert Ludlum Novel
I’ve never claimed to be a good writer. In fact, I freely acknowledge the fact that most of my “writing” involves embedding GIFs, YouTube clips and somewhat funny pictures of monkeys into a post and hitting “publish.”
So, when all of this Biogenesis stuff came down, I tried to come up with something meaningful. Something worthy of your time and effort to read.
This is all I could come up with:
Only missing the YouTube part. Two out of three ain’t bad!
Now, before you back out of this page, never to return again, give me a second chance. While I may not be able to express in writing what I’m feeling about all of this PED talk, other people have done just that. So I have compiled a few of what I think are some of the better articles and/or stories from people who are better writers than I.
I don’t necessarily agree with every one of these, but I respect their opinions on the matter.
Here’s hoping you leave this site having at least learned something, which is all I can really ask for.
Yesterday Everth Cabrera received his long awaited 50 game suspension after choosing to affiliate himself with the Miami based Biogenesis clinic. NBC’s Derek Togerson provided video via his twitter feed showing a teary eyed Everth Cabrera offering an apology to the Padres organization and the fans of San Diego. He appeared to be legitimately embarrassed and contrite.
Everth explained that he came into contact with Biogenesis, through the urging of his previous agent, so that he could help the rehabilitation process of a damaged shoulder. The question becomes: Is that good enough for you?
Allow me to go on a bit of a rant . . .