FanPost

Is Gaslamp Ball a bust?

Three weeks into the season, I find myself getting more and more frustrated with the blog production of gaslampball.com. I think now is a good time to take a hard look at their career in a Padres uniform.

 

Batting Average: Over the last few games we have seen wrong lineups posted, we have seen plain no-shows (due to "techinical difficulties"...aka Outfit Shopping I am sure"), and just plain lack of hustle as evidenced by things such as "Padres are rad, blah blah blah they'll beat the Astros blah blah blah.  [Insert Amazing statistical evidence here]". Please.

Decline: Look at the evidence I just gave you. What's scary is that GLB isn't improving every season...they are actually getting worse with each season. Does the blame lay with the "coaching staff" or GLB itself?

Power: The managements reluctance to bring in some heavy hitting interviews around here is really starting to cost the team. The lack of interviews with guys such as Clay "Ratfink" Hensley, and Claw Meredith I believe has directly lead to our loss of the 18YOGP. There feeble attempts to "reclassify them all as gaslamp ball girl posse" just shows where management stands. They don't even bother to hide the fact that it's just so they don't have to produce more styles of  t shirts. It doesn't change the fact that the GLBGP just isn't showing up to the games.

Petco Park: GLB is awful at home. They do things like insult awesome human individuals like Jayson Werth, kiss PSAs butt for free water (yet no hard hitting interview), and refuse to sign autographs for anyone. Then their groundscrew is busy cleaning up the Open Threads as soon as the game is over.

Curt Schilling?!?! Exactly

Injuries: I hate to even bring it up again...but it's impossible to ignore. GLB has only played in 121 games in each of the last two seasons. Which leaves us with a sdsuaztec4-type player starting the other 40 or so Open Threads. Can they withstand a full season in the majors? Are they capable of giving us 150 games or more?

FrequentGLBers Program What happened to the loyalty program? Where are my GLBbux? Where are the tshirts? Obviously they don't care about the fans. Next they will announce that it will cost $10 to be able to make posts each season.

Lack of Respect Broken Jake bobblehead. Need I say more? And they keep letting that cat show up around here.

Also, what's with the lack of appearances by the Rally Unicorn? Why do they refuse to let the up and coming stars play, yet keep giving at bats to washed up veterans? Maybe we should trade them while we have a chance, before the rest of SB*Nation figures out that they are a bust. We can probably get something of value for them still. If we get a reasonable offer before the trade deadline, are they gone?

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker