During last weeks Padres and Pints shoot with Jesse Agler and Bob Chandler, I came across an interesting nugget of information. The Padres Chief Marketing Officer Wayne Partello stopped by early on and was chatting with Mr. Chandler about an event that they had held recently for Padres employees. The Padres had Bob come on down to Petco Park and give a history lesson on Padres baseball to the employees.
If you think about it, although don’t think too hard because you’ll feel really old, an 18 year old was born in 1997. That means they were 1 when the Padres last went to the World Series. Yeesh. You feel old now, don’t you?
It’s been an exciting offseason, hasn’t it? That being said, there are a few things that we here at Padres Public haven’t necessarily been on top of.
Okay, the fact is that Dustin and Nate do a great job of recapping & analyzing trades and roster moves. I, on the other hand, do not. Other than complaining about Alexi Amarista playing center field, I tend to focus on the ballpark experience, media, and public relations.
I guess what I’m saying is that by “we,” I mean me. I haven’t been on top of things.
So, here’s a couple of items that have come up in the last week or so.
After walking to the Park at the Park for lunch today (full disclosure: grilled chicken, spinach, cucumber, and goat cheese salad), I took a stroll by Jerry’s statue and noticed something odd. The framed poster things that usually hang on the wall behind him were gone, while a very official looking construction sign with black and yellow lines and everything barricaded the area.
After doing what any of us would do and taking this news to Twitter, the always communicating Chief Marketing Officer of the Padres Wayne Partello dropped some knowledge on us:
So there you have it. I don’t have any other details, but look for something new at Jerry’s statue this Sunday.
Padres Executive Answers Questions About Andy Masur Decision
In case you haven’t heard, it was announced today that Andy Masur was let go from his play-by-play duties by the Padres. The team decided to not renew his contract. The news shocked Padres fans.
I reached out to Wayne Partello, the Padres’ new Chief Marketing Officer, for a quick interview via email about why this change was made and what was the plan for the immediate future.
Chief Marketing Officer, San Diego Padres