June 2012

Happy Fourth Birthday, Unfinished Business!

I don’t have very much time to write a full-length blog post today, but I had to at least acknowledge the fact that this blog has been in existence for FOUR YEARS. I can hardly believe it. I know that I haven’t been keeping it up very well for the past year or so, but life is kind of getting in the way right now. (Case in point, just started an internship with the U-T San Diego AND was named EIC for my college paper. I’m just a little busy.)

So I started this blog when I was 14 years old. I was a very young Padres fan, obviously. This blog has been instrumental in my life in so many ways. That kind of sounds silly, but it’s true. Through this blog I learned how to touch-type, how to write and articulate what I was feeling, how to maintain something, how to gain followers and readers. I even joined Twitter because of this blog. It’s been a wonderful place for me to rant when the Padres were terrible (aren’t they always?), but we’ve had some good years too.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my blogging experience. I know there are a lot of people who I used to interact with all the time who I haven’t heard from in years. Others I’m still in contact with but they aren’t blogging much anymore either. Thank you also to the newer group of bloggers…people who I never really interacted with when I was younger but who I’m getting to know better now. Mostly my Twitter peeps. And thank you to my readers. Those who have been reading from the very beginning to those who are just starting.

It’s been an incredible four years.


June Gloom

I keep thinking that I should be blogging more, but then I think, what’s the point? The Padres are TERRIBLE.  That’s all there is to it. I’m not going to recap the games here because they’re just too painful.

We’ve really reached an odd part of the season here. It’s not even the All-Star break yet and people are ready for football season (despite the fact that the Chargers most likely won’t be any better.)

It sucks to be a Padres fan. I’ve been doing this thing for six years and I’ve watched many, many more losses than wins. It doesn’t seem like the front office is willing to do ANYTHING to get this crap show back on track. Of course there’s all the injuries too, but you have to wonder if anything would be different if all those guys were healthy.

It’s absolutely pathetic. Yesterday’s game was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen some bad games. There was something in the air that had a negative foreboding. It didn’t help an ounce that June Gloom was descending on the stadium – literally and emotionally.

Now, I’m in this for the long haul. There is nothing that will make me stop being a Padres fan. But because I do care so deeply, I’m 100 percent allowed to be incredibly angry at this situation. It’s not fun to lose and it’s not fun to lose miserably. All the time.

Heading out to a couple of games for the next series. You know that phrase “you can’t go anywhere but up?” So not true for this team.