Tomorrow is the big day! The very first Padres telecast on Fox Sports San Diego, except that no TV deal has been announced and The Wait Is Over and that's it.
My sources say that there will be viewing parties at Randy Jones All American Grill and somewhere downtown. I'm assuming the Fox Sports Grill near the convention center.
Also, George Clooney was arrested for protesting in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C. Why is this baseball relevant? Because as Big League Stew reminds us, we actually reported on this six years ago, when Rick Sutcliffe crashed a Padres telecast with Bill Murray and berated Matt Vasgersian about his not accepting a large job offer than Padres broadcasts.
You know what those were? Those were the days.
In other Padres news, my thoughts on Mat Latos being a little irritated about the whole trade thing. I never met Mat Latos, but I would occasionally chat with Dallas on Twitter (as many of y'all do as well) and while I do think that it's a little bit dick that nobody would give him a call, I kinda see that as being a way to avoid getting yelled at. Like I half get the feeling that Mat's the type of guy where if I were a player and tried to call him, the conversation would be like, "Dude. Heard you got traded." He'd reply all angry like, "YOU F_CKING KNEW YOU WHORESPAWN." And I'd be like, "Jeez chill..." And he'd be like, "I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THEY SH_TTING GOT WAS A BAG OF MOTHERF_CKING BATS. F_CK YOU AND YOUR BOSSES, YOU PILE OF GOAT SEMEN." And I'd be like, "No. I think they got a lot of guys. The Reds had to really make hard to say no." And he'd interrupt me like, "YOU'LL BE SAYING NO WHEN I GET A HOLD OF YOUR SKULL AND F-..." And that's when I'd hang up.
In Sisterhood news... I haven't done anything with the Traveling Jersey. I'm going to wear it out this weekend and see if I can get some sh_t to happen. I don't know why I used my censored s-word right there. It must be Mat Latos rubbing off on me.