I'm a Slave 4 U
Yeah, that's true... strange that they made the playoffs easily and they're being considered. I know what it is like to have your team in danger.
Well, Oakland did have the fifth-lowest fan support in baseball...but I'm sure the Buccos'd be up (or down, rather) there too if it weren't for our lovely new stadium.
Oh, and you're the Padres fan, right? If it is Minnesota and Montreal as expected, you've got a chance at Vidro or Mientkiewicz or Guzman...although with Klesko, Mientkiewicz would be a pretty dumb pick-up.
Yeah, I'm the Swingin' Friar. Anyways, back in 1997 and 1998, the City's contract with the then Jack Murphy Stadium was running out (or something like that), and the only way to retain playing space for the Padres was to approve a new ballpark plan and get funding (from a company called Qualcomm). For a long time, the voters were split between approving a new ballpark and shipping the Padres out to Pasadena.
Thankfully, it was approved 60-40. That was in 1998. Then a man, Bruce Henderson, has turned this into a fucken Soviet democracy with his damned lawsuits. Doesn't matter though, homeplate has already been put in, so have the foul poles.
It's strange. People here love the Padres. Win/lose, they don't care. We consistenly have had 2.5+ million total season attendance since 98.
If all stays as planned, Burroughs will be at the hot corner, Nady or Nevin at second, Klesko at first. Something along those lines. Another scenario was to send Klesko to the outfield and put Nady at short. Either way, Vidro'd be nice. We need midinfielders unless Jimenez suddenly becomes a defense god.
Arizona to the AL? I smell realignment. I'm not complaining though ;) If my memory serves, I think we took the season series with the Snakes... I think.