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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Okay, so the Padres apparently don’t believe bobblehead giveaways sell tickets.

But some of us here at Padres Public think they just need to show a little creativity to get people out to the ballpark with bobbleheads. And by some of us, I mean me. Because Avenging Jack Murphy wasn’t nearly as creative as he thinks.

Oh, great! Another bobblehead post? Where’s the analysis? Where’s the reports on the farm system? Where’s the counter-response to that one Bleacher Report article that no one read?

You haven’t been “reading” my stuff for very long, have you?


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It could be worse.

Jeffrey Loria could be the Padres owner.

I mean, really, how bad is it for the Miami Marlins right now? They have a dimwit for an owner.

Jeffrey Loria is the former owner of the Montreal Expos who essentially traded the entire Expos organization to Major League Baseball for the then Florida Marlins.

Jeffrey Loria.

Who convinced the City of Miami and Dade County to fund a new retractable roof stadium for the rebranded Miami Marlins. To be fair, the Marlins put up $155 million. But, taxpayers in Miami will be paying back $2.4 billion in bonds.

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Welcome to The Bar!

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.

*All opinions are of those who are attributed to them. No opinion here should be construed to be that of the collective.

On Thursday, February 7, David Marver released his self-made documentary “Padres: The Sad Truth.” It is, simply put, a scathing indictment of previous Padres ownership groups. Whether it is in payroll (or the lack thereof) or in flat out lies (or perceived lies), David Marver (also, and perhaps better known as Change The Padres) takes on the Padres organization with the hope that the new owners will not repeat the practices of owners past. He is calling on a boycott of the Padres, at least from a financial standpoint. No money on tickets or merchandise.

On a matter that is both very near to any Padres heart and on a tactic that draws a varied amount of opinions, Padres Public sat down to discuss the good, the bad, and the interesting of “Padres: The Sad Truth.” Read More…