Steve Garvey interested in buying the Padres

Steve Garvey signing a picture posed with a skateboarding dog.

The North County Times reports that Steve Garvey and his group are interested in buying the Padres. Just a few months ago he fell far short of purchasing the Dodgers.

Yes. Absolutely (interested in the Padres)," said Garvey, whose group didn't survive the first round of cuts in the Dodgers sale. "Obviously, I had so many years in Los Angeles. People equate me with that. But in the time we spent in San Diego, we accomplished a lot and laid a foundation for success.

"There are a lot of positives, a lot of pluses."

This new craze that Magic Johnson started of athletes fronting ownership groups has names like Garvey, Gwynn and Winfield all being floated.


Winfield sure seemed envious of Magic on his Twitter account, but he doesn't seem passionate enough about the Padres to go to the trouble of buying the team, maybe the Yankees. You think his little brag about being a Multi-Sport Athlete stems from jealousy of Magic?

Gwynn wouldn't rule out his interest when asked by the LA Times, saying:

"That's something I would really consider," he said. "I love the Padre organization. I love what they represent. We really care about people in this town."

As for Garvey he's been interested in buying a team since 2010. I thought it was strange then because I had just seen him signing pictures with a skateboarding dog at Petco Park's "Dog Days of Summer". How could this man have billionaire friends?

I'll say this of Garvey he sure seems to have his thumb on the pulse of Padres fans. He says that Padres fans are really supportive of their team except when they're not:

"They have a real solid, strong fan base that fluctuates," Garvey said. "San Diego really supports the team. Then there's the good seasons and they really turn out."

I'm not, not in favor of Garvey owning the Padres, but I think we have to look at all San Diego Sports legends, like Dennis Conner and Dan Fouts before we settle on one.

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