Opening day of the 2016 season for our San Diego Padres is upon us. In this mellow, easy like Sunday morning episode, we had the distinct pleasure to once again be joined by Mario from Grandstand Podcast.
We get Spring Training and Fanfest reports from Yoshi, and then we all engage in ‘very specific predictions’* for the 2016 season. Listen, enjoy and then go check out the new episode of Grandstand Podcast over at Grandstand Podcast.
*The idea of ‘very specific predictions’ came from this wonderful ‘cast. If you’re a soccer fan, I highly recommend it: http://totalsoccershow.com/
After a long offseason of meeting with sponsors, we’ve been under a lot of pressure to grow the Pads Pod brand. We’ve been told over and over that we need to appeal to a wider audience. What do the masses want? Apparently they want ‘hot takes.’ Well, as the teenagers say, “we gots to get paid.” So, here you have it.
On this episode of Pads Pod, Manny and Ryan record live from the Mission Valley Mall. We take calls, twitter questions and play “Buy or Sell” regarding the Padres’ trip to Mexico City. For your mass enjoyment, we also play “Over/Under” in order to predict the amount of wins the Friars will garner in the 2016 season. Finally, you’ll from Wil Myers as he recites his love for the Mexican food of North Carolina.
This week, the crew interviews Mario of grandstandpodcast.com. We learn about Mario’s intelligent and thought provoking podcast, and then we wax philosophical on the state of baseball.
Why is baseball so beautiful? Is the game dying? Why has Mario become disillusioned with the experience at Petco? How big is John Jay’s butt? All of these issues and more are addressed this week on…..PADS POD.
Some big news in the Padres universe brings Pads Pod together for an offseason episode. We discuss the hiring of Andy Green and the Craig Kimbrel trade. We also chat about the leaked hat pictures which may provide clues as to the Padres’ new uniforms for 2016. Through it all we discuss religion, racism and John Rocker. Come hear the gospel.
Below, along with some some random pictures, you’ll find the gif (via @sdutSports) of Andy Green that we mentioned during the podcast.
On this, the season finale of Pads Pod, the crew discusses Yoshi’s experiences at the final home game of the season. We discuss how we feel about the changes in the broadcasting booth, and finally, we make a tough decision regarding a beloved member of the podcast.
On this episode of Pads Pod, we discuss AJ’s refusal to sell at the trade deadline. The team visits Manny in New York to play the Mets and we get some insight on what AJ told the players at the end of that series. We also prepare for a Padres World Series, 30 for 30 documentary, and some special olympics.
On this episode of Pads Pod, we ponder what would happen if you bred two current Padres to create one Super Padre. Also, we dole out our midseason high school yearbook awards. Find out which Padre we deem most likely to go to prison or marry for money.
On this, the 13th episode of Pads Pod, we discuss some comments made by Dave Cameron, the managing editor of FanGraphs, about AJ’s offseason moves and the future of the Padres franchise. Take a look at the quote below:
Also, we discuss the picture you’ll see below, which depicts a seemingly stoned AJ Preller at a local Denny’s.