Today is a sad day for me and for many of you reading this. On June 16th, 2014, we lost Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn. I still greatly miss him and Jerry Coleman to this day. They were two legends that meant the world to San Diego, both on and off the field, and can never be replaced. I wanted to do something special for them when they passed away last season so I’ve been working on a Jerry and Tony tribute episode for the past year now and it keeps growing and growing. I’ve already interviewed numerous people that were close to them and there are 3 or 4 more people that I’m hoping to chat with in the coming weeks.
One of those people that I chatted with was Steve Poltz, who performed his amazing tribute song for Tony called “Hey, Hey, Number 19” that I shot and edited. As a tribute to Tony we thought it would be nice to release that portion now.
I hope Tony & Jerry enjoy it from that ballpark in the sky.
Singer-songwriter, Padres fan, and San Diego icon Steve Poltz joins Padres and Pints for Episode 22!
Steve, Rick, and Chris discuss Steve’s life performing on the road, the time he stalked Tim Flannery, advice Bruce Bochy gave him for singing the national anthem, and what it was like performing in front of 55,000+ people at game 3 of the Padres 1998 NLCS in Qualcomm Stadium.
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Back on September 19th, 2010 I wrote about the awesomeness that is Steve Poltz for the first time ever on RJ’s Fro. We all know that he’s the Mayor of Niceyville. He’s a killer song writer and performer. He’s a Padres fan. And he’s just an all around good dude.
In that first post, I wrote about the healing powers Steve had over the currently struggling Padres.
With the Padres mired in a 10 game losing streak, a good portion of us fans were doing whatever it took to break the team out of its funk. Bob Scanlan was going crazy on Twitter rooting the team on each and every game. Us bloggers, tried to put up a positive front to try and keep the 3 or 4 fans who don’t have a blog calm. But no one did as much as musician extraordinaire/enormous Padres fan Steve Poltz who attended the game on September 6th. That’s right, not only did his presence that night single handily help end the streak, but his mighty powers reached out and touched a couple players as well.
You may have noticed that Padres and Pints now has it’s own section located on the right (A big thank you to Melvin for setting that up for us!).
There’s a reason for this, as we currently have quite a few things in the works. Now that all of the past videos have been completed and posted, we are ready to book more new guests. And, as a matter of fact, we have indeed done just that….twice in the next two weeks.
To hold you over for the time being and to hopefully lighten the mood in Padre-land, we decided to cut a quick promo. Because “Hey! It’s baseball!”
In the final chapter of the Padres and Pints “lost episode” trilogy (#1 & #2), we chat with the Mayor of Niceyville and Padres fan extraordinaire, Steve Poltz! We travel to Starlite and discuss all things Padres and music. Do you want to know the real lyrics for “You Were Meant for Me“? Do you want to know which of us discusses crapping our pants within the first minute of the interview? Did Tim Flannery really taunt the Cubs fans about ’84 while performing a concert with Steve in Chicago? So many questions! Just watch the video and laugh.
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?
Last week I examined the disappointing 2013 Padres Promotional Schedule. To put it nicely, fans were underwhelmed by the lack of giveaways and the quality of those giveaways and the promotional events left a lot to be desired.
Often times fans in general are quick to trash something but sometimes aren’t realistic (“ARGHHH Y U NO TRADE FOR STANTON PADRES!!!”) or don’t provide any ideas to solving the problem (“ARGGGHHHHH THE PADRES NEED TO SIGN A PREMIERE SS! Y THEY NO GET ONE!!! Oh, what is that? There wasn’t one available? Oh….well I’m still going to yell because I have NO ANSWERS…ARGHHHH”). I plan to be both realistic and give some new ideas to spice up this bland schedule. I won’t come up with outlandish stuff like Turn Ahead the Clock Night (That’s for you Wayne), giveaways every day of the week or have an absurd bobblehead set* of past owners (I’m looking at you Ghost). I will use the Padres current schedule, use the nights that they have already assigned (PCL, 80’s, ’98) and work with what I have been given. Hopefully I come through for the fans!
Back in December, ESPN released the baseball Hall of 100, which if the title doesn’t give it away, is their opinion of the Top 100 baseball players of all-time. Surprisingly (and disappointingly), ESPN did not contact the legendary Old Hoss Radbourn for help on this project, so he offered up some comments about each player on his Twitter account for the masses to read. All of his comments on the players can be found here in one easy to read list and each one is hilarious.
One of Old Hoss’ 55,000+ rabid followers on Twitter is Travis of PunkRockPaint. Now Travis isn’t a hilarious, ex-baseball player who is long dead, but he does absolutely amazing work of his own in the form of creating baseball cards (plus he is also hilarious). I sometimes find myself randomly looking at all his Lost cards, longing to be confused on a weekly basis all over again (I loved that show). His Star Wars cards should be in the Louvre, they are that awesome. He has created posters for musicians like Bushwalla & Steve Poltz that have caused fans to stampede the stage at shows and cause mini-riots. Travis has an overwhelming gratitude for the genius of Old Hoss Radbourns writing, so it was only fitting that the two of them would get together to work on a project. Read More…