New Trick for Padre FansFirst off, the Padres lost in an ugly game to the AZ. And our late game rally gives me little pleasure.
Now onto the main show.
Dr. Padre Mike is here to help you make it through the rest of the season with as little emotional damage as possible. Here is the trick:
Forget we are in first place. Yes, Dr. Padre Mike recommends that Padre fans forget we are in first place and focus on the fact that this is just another sub-500 season, one of many, and make the emotional adjustment.
And by the looks of the attendance last night, many fans are taking my advice.
You see, the problem all along is the fact that we are in first even though we are a bad team. So if we ignore first place (fingers in ears-I'm not listening, I'm not listening), then the second fact, that we are a bad team, is nothing unusual and you will be able to enjoy the rest of the baseball season, such as it is, without tearing your hair out. Think of it as a bag over your Padre heart as well as your head.
And your dogs, kids, co-workers, friends, wives, roommates, parents, and bosses will be a lot happier too, because you'll be happier.
When the season ends and the Padre are in the playoffs, we can enjoy what I'm sure will be a joyful playoff experience. Because in the playoffs, you never know...but we know, don't we, Padre fans. Or, yes, we know. And the sooner it is over and faster we can enjoy Charger season, which is shaping up to be a good one.
Back to reality, still time to TAKE the series and Peavy is on the mound tonight gainst the AZ but I'm not holding my breath.
So go Padres!. There is always next year. You see, its working already.
Dr. Padre Mike (not a real doctor)
1. IGD discussion last night at DS was fun last night. The gallows humor emerged. I believe I read the words root canal and Padres in the same sentence.
2. Is Nady ready for Prime Time? Is he Ducksnorts responsibility? I kid, I joke, kinda.
3. Attendance is way down now, but who can blame San Diegians. Beaches, weather, Del Mar, Chargers. Maybe if the Padres were in first, it would make a difference. See, its working.