“Christmas Gifts to 1 & All”
Coming down the chimney dropping gifts beneath people’s trees.
RON FOWLER-PETER SEIDLER….A return on their Padres investments over the last couple of years and an end to the losing seasons and playoff droughts. San Diego will be a vibrant baseball town and Petco Park will be the place to be once this team gets into a pennant race. Padres games, already a destination point when the Mets-Yankees-Red Sox-Pirates-Reds-Giants and other show up, will be rocking and rolling to the tune of 3M-attendance once this team starts to win.
AJ PRELLER…Hope that the next wave of Cuban players he signs will pan out after spending 101M on draft picks and Caribbean players over a 3-year span. So far, all that he has to show from his farm system is Joey Lucchesi, Cal Quantrill, Michael Baez. Remember Fernando Tatis, Francisco Mejia, Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet came in trades. Five years into the AJ regime, waiting on more returns.
JAYCE TINGLER…Best wishes dealing with a clubhouse that was void of leadership last year. Some of the highest paid players became ‘independent contractors’, not necessarily great teammates. Andy Green was a good guy, in a bad situation, who lost a clubhouse that didn’t seem to care about anything than picking up its paychecks the back half of the sorry season.
TOM TELESCO….A gift wrapped box full of good health for a team that has been destroyed by injuries 3-years in the last four seasons.
ANTHONY LYNN…Patience to find a way to survive all these turnover plagued setbacks while having half a team out there around his once superstar QB-Philip Rivers.
PHILIP RIVERS…A franchise tag contract for next season, so he can go out on top rather than face the way Eli Manning’s final year ended up with the Giants.
DEAN SPANOS…A lump of coal, or maybe a coal truck dumping its load in his living room. We can never forgive him for what he did to
America’s Finest City.
AZTECS…A thank you note to football coach Rocky Long for all he has brought to Montezuma Mesa, wins, class, dignity, leadership and a desire to help young players develop into men. San Diego-you need to show up and support this quality product.
AZTECS..A ticket to March Madness to Brian Dutcher’s basketball team, unbeaten and now ranked, heading into the Mountain West Conference full schedule….May the full houses and the raging “Show” of student support in the End Zone seats return.
USD…Some way to better market a really good 1AA football team on a beautiful campus overlooking the Pacific. San Diego fans have never embraced how good this program has become, with Dale Lindsey the latest coach to have great success…Would love to see USD actually move to 1AA football in the Big Sky Conference but that does not make financial success for the school on the hill.
GULLS…Cell phones with caller ID…Not answering the phone when the caller ID says “949”…it’s the Ducks calling to take your best players from you…we know that is what AHL hockey is all about…you just wish the hot draft picks could stay here a bit longer…Love to see the Gulls and 13,000-fans jamming the Sports Arena, the old gray lady, for AHL Calder Cup final playoff games.
SAN DIEGO STRIKEFORCE….A ticket to hiring better people to run an organization that failed miserably in a (1-13) maiden voyage season.
SAN DIEGO SOCKERS…A Ticket to a better league to play in with more credibility, in bigger markets, than something that is semi pro.
SAN DIEGO LOYAL….A bottle of champagne to launch their first season in the spring in the USL…If Landon Donovan is involved it will be quality..but no one knows if the fans will react.
HOLIDAY BOWL…Hopes that the continued alignment with new conferences will bring them spectacular intersectional matchups that people around the country wish to see, remembering BYU-SMU and so many other great games back in the day.
LACROSSE-RUGBY…and other assorted fringe sports-hopes the product is good..you get some coverage…so fans who like those sports will show up.
Merry Christmas and thanks for checking my website each day.