Good morning and thanks for stopping by. In the event that you have arrived under false pretenses let’s start with what Padres Public is not.
Padres Public is not an actual pub. I know, I know. It’s all very disappointing. A liquor license is terribly expensive and always in short supply so we went with the alternative: a website. And with a web developer in-house and no overhead to speak of, this grand adventure of ours has become a reality. While Padres Public is not a pub it is most definitely like one. We’ll revisit this suggestion a bit later.
Padres Public is not a site that would ask you to abandon the awesome community you’re already a part of. The idea of community is what makes following the Padres so much fun even when the team has fallen short of our expectations. We would like to extend thanks to the hard working members of the Padres Blogosphere for their dedication and commitment. We hope to continue working together to create a vibrant, fun community of Padres fans.
So what is Padres Public, you ask?
Padres Public is a collection of current Padres blogs that will provide content on a daily basis here in one place instead of doing so dispersed across the web. Over the years we’ve found it challenging to create dynamic content on a consistent basis at our own websites. Equally difficult has been the task of visiting so many different Padres sites each day. Hopefully Padres Public will help to alleviate these issues by housing the following blogs in one location:
.400 in ’94, Avenging Jack Murphy, Ghost of Ray Kroc, Left Coast Bias, Padres & Pints, Padres Prospects, Padres Trail, RJ’s Fro, The Sacrifice Bunt, Son of a Duck (Ducksnorts), The Vocal Minority, and Woe Doctor.
We here at Padres Public adhere to the age-old maxim that a bunch of half-asses can make one fabulous ass.
In an effort to keep things fresh we will also feature the occasional special guest. To preserve an element of surprise here at the Pub we’ll go ahead and leave it at that.
If you’ve ever read our stuff you’ll know that collectively we enjoy providing analysis of our favorite team and the media that covers them using humor, sarcasm, satire, snark and any other means at our disposal. We won’t be breaking news here, just following along with an unhealthy blend of faith and skepticism. As Padres fans we don’t know any other way.
Let’s get back to that whole idea of this place being like a public house. A pub is nothing more than a location for friends to meet over beers and some lighthearted conversation. But time is always limited and meeting up with friends can be difficult so we created this place to talk Padres. We invite you to crack open a beer with us and stay awhile. Maybe we can all do it in person some time*.
* FanFest is Saturday. Let’s do it then.