I’ve heard rumblings for the past few weeks, that the Padres (not Fox Sports San Diego) will be creating a new pre-game show for the 2014 season. I don’t have a lot of details but the idea appears for it to be viewable LIVE online (at Padres.com) before every game with hopes to “engage the fans” of San Diego. It also appears that social media will play a big part in the show. I can even confirm that they will be building a broadcast studio inside Petco Park to produce daily content, host interviews with players/personnel and, of course, facilitate the new pre-game show.
All this sounds slightly similar to the show that the Miami Dolphins did called The Finsiders. That show was also available on the radio and the first hour was on TV in Miami, so it’s possible the Padres version may make an appearance on TV or radio as well, but I’m just speculating here. The Dolphins describe their show like this:
“The highly interactive show also features the opinions of Dolphins fans from around the world They can call the show at 1-8-555-GO-FINS; text their questions and comments to 347347; they can participate in the show’s live chat, which is a place for the fans and the on-air personalities to discuss the day’s topics; and they can reach out to the host and analysts on Twitter.”