1-Man’s Opinion Column–Wednesday “Wrong-Lots of Things Wrong in this Town”

Posted by on August 17th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 


“Wrong-Lots of Things-Wrong”


Padres…I felt like vomiting watching it last night. I wonder how they feel. I wonder will happen next.

Throwing up watching the Padres lose (15-1) to the last place, 48-win, Tampa Bay Rays, a team that doesn’t win and doesn’t draw fans.

It was vintage Edwin Jackson, who has 90-career wins, but a lifetime ERA approaching 5.00. Here he was coming off a near no hitter last start, getting smoked at Tropicana Field. Guess he has reached the shelf life of quality starts for his latest team, the 11th in his vagabond career.

Here was Carlos Villanueva giving up 4-more home runs, now 17-in just 65-innings this year, smiling on the bench at the end of the misery.

All this a night after a fatigued Luis Perdomo got battered by the same last place lineup.

Just awful, the pitching. Just awful, the roster made up of a bunch of 4A players. Just awful what we will face this season, and maybe next season. Just awful what the fans have to accept because the owners believe in the General Manager, who created this mes

Maybe ex-Padre Tim Flannery was right, when the former Giants coach sounded off that “Padres fans should demand better from this organization”

Chargers….A controlled scrimmage, without fights, that was refreshing, last nights workout with the Arizona Cardinals.

What was not refreshing was finding out Coach Bruce Arians was taken to the hospital with severe stomach pains and was disoriented when he got to the lockeroom before the workouts began.

What is obscene is the holdout now of Joey Bosa, apparently headed to its 3rd week. Bosa has missed 1-game, 1-scrimmage, and according to a club official, 28-practices and 48-classroom sessions. Some stat for someone who preached to us he was ‘all football-all the time’.

Aztecs…I think it’s a big blow, the loss of AD-Jim Sterk, taking the Missouri job. It leaves San Diego State will little opportunity to really present itself as a viable candidate to become a Big 12 Conference member expansion candidate. Sterk was the glue that held things together, the motor that raised lots of money. Now you need to replace him. And with Steve Fisher’s impending retirement, and maybe a retirement soon of Rocky Long, what will the leadership be like in coming years at SDSU.

Toreros…He has done such a good job with virtually no recognition. Longtime NFL coach Dale Lindsey, now head coach at the University of San Diego. A very successful small college football program, that doesn’t market itself, plays in the shadows of everyone else on the West Coast, in a conference no one pays any attention too. Wish they could find the funding to be Division 1AA in football and call home in the Big Sky Conference.


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