The gang discusses reactions and positive takeaways from the Padres’ abysmal start to the 2018 season. We also critique fan reaction to the 97.3 scandal and consider when rooting for a second team makes you a cheater.
On this lovely episode of Pads Pod, the crew discusses the pain of Padres fandom and what’s wrong with Wil Myers. Looking to spice up the mundanity of a lost season, the gang then wonders what shows the boys like to watch when they’re in the mood for some “Netflix and Chill.”
The 2017 baseball season has begun and the San Diego Padres are warming all the hearts. On this, the first episode of the young season, the gang discusses what makes this group so gosh-darned lovable. We talk about Will Myers’ cycle in Colorado and finish our verbal jaunt with a game of “would you rather…”
The Chargers up and left San Diego for Los Angeles. We talk about it, and how it may or may not affect our Padres, with Pistol Pete, DJ ArtForm, The Real BR, and Humberto Fox of the Grandstand Podcast.
On this episode of Pads Pod, the gang discusses how it feels to be a Padres fan now that the team has been fully dismantled and taken into a rebuild. We talk about divisions within the fan base that this transition has created, and, finally, we consider what questions we would have asked ownership if we had been at the recent “Town Hall.”
You’ll also hear from our new sponsor, “San Diego Prosecutors for Hire” and how they’r helping AJ out with the Hector Olivera situation.
On this episode of Pads Pod, the crew chooses their Padres ‘Lovable Loser’ team. What the fuck does that mean? Well, I’ll tell you.
The gang each chose 9 position players and one starting pitcher from past Padre teams that were terrible baseball players, yet completely adorable at the the same time. What are you left with? The Padres Lovable Loser Team of the 21st Century.
Was my explanation clear enough for you? Was it an adequate description? If it wasn’t adequate, then I ought to quit. Get it? Fuck you.
On the 25th episode of Pads Pod, Manny and Ryan discuss if a temporary boycott of the Padres would be an effective tool for showing fan dissatisfaction and improving the quality of the team. Then we get all philosophical on your asses, and discuss what the minimum requirements are to consider yourself a fan of a given team. We also boldly attempt to answer the question: “What is the Padres identity, and have they ever had one?” We even talk about that jabronie extraordinare, James Shields.
*At the beginning of the episode, Ryan refers to it as episode 26. He was incorrect. Like you give a shit.
For reasons which remain uncertain, Episode 24 may be the greatest episode of Pads Pod ever. On this episode we critique and respond to Kevin Acee’s article, “Getting in early on believing in Padres.” In doing so, we discuss whether or not the 2016 Pads are more fun to watch than the star-studded 2015 edition, in what ways we’ve improved as a ball club since then, how the club house chemistry appears to be different, and if there’s any value in improvement during a doomed season.
We finish the episode by playing a game entitled “Padres Mark-Ass Bitch” which involves a discussion of the most notable Padres personalities named Mark.
We are also treated to a commercial for the Aero Club starring Fernando Rodney and Wil Myers.*
*As usual, the Aero Club, nor any Padres players, had anything to do with our shitty podcast.
On the 23rd episode of Pads Pod, the crew covers a variety of topics over the course of an informal yet invigorating discussion about the month of April for the San Diego Padres. They touch on Adam Rosales’ gumpy but inspirational smile and style of play, Andy Green’s ejection, Melvin Upton’s resurgence and Jedd Gyorko’s boos. We also see the debut of #statboimoi.
In other news, the Pads Pod Store is now open. There’s no markup on the shirts, so we ain’t making shit off them. Peep game.