To My Dear First-Place Padres…

Dear Padres,

Well, I have to commend you. For almost five months, you did not lose any more than three games in a row. That is absolutely amazing to me because I remember the days of a year ago when 3-plus losing streaks were the norm. It wasn’t anything new at all, and that was sooo not cool.

But this year, you’ve really turned things around. I am just so proud to say that my team just had it’s first four-game losing streak of the year. I’m allowed to be proud about that because it hadn’t happened yet, and here the season is almost over!

But man, I really have to commend you guys not just for this losing streak thing, but for the whole season. We would not be celebrating this losing streak if you hadn’t been winning all season. You will never know how much this season has meant to me. For almost my whole Padres fan career, I’ve had to take a lot of flak about my last-place team. Everybody ALWAYS said that we would be at the bottom of the NL West, that we would have just another losing season. But it’s so great to be on top now.

When we were in those losing seasons, I knew that someday, I would be able to say that my team is #1. I knew that if I only endured through the hard seasons, we would eventually get better. I said that within five years, I believed that we would be competitive. You got going a lot faster than I thought you would because here you are, on top of the NL West, only about a year since I said that. Well done, boys. Well done.

Thank you guys so much for the amazing season we’ve had so far and the fun times we’re still going to have. I have enjoyed this season soooo much and I can’t wait to see where we’re going to go. You are an incredible group of guys and I love watching you work together, win together, and in the few times you do, lose together. I’ve never seen a San Diego team quite like this. For you guys, it’s not about the numbers or the performance of any one player. You really understand that you win and lose as a team. I love that about you guys.

Thank you for giving the fans something to come out and enjoy. Thank you for making us a part of this. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I absolutely can’t wait to be cheering for the boys in the playoffs. This has been an incredible season, and I don’t want it to end. Hopefully it won’t end…until we win the World Series.

But until then, keep doing what you’re doing, guys. Keep that one-game-at-a-time mentality. Keep battling till the very end. Keep working together as a team and giving the fans the chance to watch an amazing first-place team. Keep on winning games so we can keep that lead up and win this division.

I love you guys soooo much. ♥♥♥♥♥

GO FIRST-PLACE PADRES!!  

4 Comments

You’re a true fan- a fan who not only sticks through a bump like this, but finds positivity in it! This weekend was tough to watch, but every team (as I am about to explain in detail tonight) has very rough patches throughout the season. We’ll be fine, and I still have as much confidence as ever in our Pads!

You’re a true fan- a fan who not only sticks through a bump like this, but finds positivity in it! This weekend was tough to watch, but every team (as I am about to explain in detail tonight) has very rough patches throughout the season. We’ll be fine, and I still have as much confidence as ever in our Pads!

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Congratulations on #6! When I see a number six, Steve Garvey comes to mind!
Emma
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It is really a shame the fans in San Diego don’t appreciate that they have a winner. When you post things like “Thank you for giving the fans something to come out and enjoy” it makes me wonder why fan attendance is so awful since it’s the last month of the season. I flew out from Baltimore to a game a couple of weeks ago and was appalled at the attendance, fewer than 21,000 fans. The only time the Padres seem to really get fans out to the game is when there is a special promotion or when the Dodgers, Cubs, and Phillies are playing. Even then it’s because there are so many who support the other team who are in the ballpark. The Padres have been playing great all season and they deserve more than 20,000 fans a home game. That isn’t even half of Petco’s capacity! Fans should be ashamed of themselves for not going out to show this team they’re proud of them! Look how bad some other teams are doing this year and they still outdraw the Padres. Milwaukee for example, small market city, got almost 40,000 the same night I was in San Diego with a crowd half that size. No giveaway at the gate. It’s just embarrassing. The team is doing 50 times better than they were expected to do.

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