Re-imagining Cody Decker

The first Cody Decker video I saw was Brad. Though I was amused, my immediate reaction was “who the fuck does this guy think he is?” Shouldn’t a career minor leaguer be working on his game rather than spending hours making tacky YouTube videos? Then, I peeped this interview with Keith Olbermann and my distaste for Decker went to a new level.

In the video, he appears in the outfit you see on the right and generally acts like Troy McClure from the Simpsons. “What justifies this dude’s arrogance?” I said to myself. He’s representing the organization, and acting like a jabronie on TV makes jabronies of us all. I wrote Decker off and, this being 2013, went back to cheering for Chris Denorfia, a real ballplayer.

So, spring training rolls around this year and Decker reignites my interest in him with a grand slam in a 10-3 win over the Rockies. I was in a good mood ‘cause grand slams are sick and the Rockies are fucking lame, so I decided to give open my narrow-ass mind and give Decker another look. Armed with the search engine “Google” I looked for some more Cody related media. First, I found this interview he did with some awkward kid. He spent a god-damned hour talking to that fool. To me, that shows humility and generosity. My perspective on Cody was starting to change. Then, I posted up on an interview from the Chihuahuas. What I once saw as arrogance, I now recognized as self-deprecation. Maybe I was the jabronie. Read more

Pads Pod Episode 1: In the Jockstrap Hamper

In our first episode, we a) imagine how the presence of Kemp and other stars is affecting the situation in the Padres clubhouse b) discuss the shortstop and 5th starter positions and c) muse about Carlos Quentin at first base.

Throughout it all we curse, ramble and spit vulgarities.

Pads Pod is explicit and not appropriate for children and most humans.

We are not actually sponsored by Sketchers, Rosendos or the Adelita’s brothel in Tijuana (yet).

Pads Pod Thesis

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This is the blog of the Pads Pod.  The Pads Pod Blog (PPB, 2015).  Confused by the one syllable words?  Fuck you.  In the following days, years, months and centuries the PPB will make you laugh about the San Diego Padres.  The writers of the PPB are lifelong fans and observers of subtle ass shit.  Posts will arise in an increasingly rapid nature as the Pads start playing preseason baseball games.  Although this blog exists, the majority of our efforts are dedicated to the Pads Pod – the podcast from which this shitty ass blog derives its name.  Check both out while you’re poopin’ and stoopin.’