Wow! We haven’t had a “Padres Are Blowing It” entry in a long while. Since March of last year, in fact.
In case you missed it, the Padres yesterday were visited by outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig. Before the game, the Padres had a press event to announce that
the Palm Court Plaza was going to be redesigned into a Padres Hall of Fame and renamed the sidewalk inside of the Gaslamp gate would now be called the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.
Padres’ fans were not pleased, to say the least. They’re still not happy.
I’m wondering what the Padres’ ownership and management team was thinking with this decision. Selig has almost nothing to do with baseball in San Diego. At least not publicly.
In the MLB.com story about the dedication, Padres’ President/CEO Mike Dee was quoted as saying:
“We wanted to do something to recognize his contributions here in San Diego because they are unique,” Dee said. “Make no mistake, his contributions to the creation of Petco Park are profound. For those of us who were around and know the trips he made and conversations he had with local officials.”
That’s super. So because he
snuck into came to town and paid off had some chats with local politicians he deserves to have a major feature in Petco Park named after him?