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At Last...

It's not always bad to be in last place. Here's some things we can focus on: One, we tried hard. And two, we're still dear friends! -- Glenn, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

The Padres are in last place again and on pace to lose 101 games this season. The last time we lost 101 games was when Jim Riggleman's Padres did it in 1993. We probably won't have to worry about being quite that bad because Buddy was ejected from the game yesterday. Everybody knows that a meaningless act like that some how motivates pro athletes and that will probably ignite a flame underneath the team. That will be good for about 2 more wins this season. With 2 more wins we won't have that embarrassing 3 digit losing record. Winning isn't everything though.

Yesterday Greg Maddux spoke about the game:

"You don't have to win to enjoy the game," he said. "It definitely helps. I'm not saying it doesn't help. It's more fun to win, but it's still fun playing."

He could just as easily been speaking to the fans. Your team doesn't have to win to enjoy the game. It helps sure, but it can still be fun! Anybody buying this?

[UPDATE by jbox, 05/05/08 11:42 AM PDT ]

Oh I forgot what the point of this post was and I just remembered. So if the Padres are going to be bad this year, I'm kinda hoping that they are terribly bad. Might as well go out in a blaze of glory like Jon Bon Jovi, right? Then it would be almost impossible for the fat cats in the front office to spin the record into something positive. They'd be forced to make some serious changes and quit with all the "turning the corner" talk. Nobody wants this to be a rebuilding year, but if we are going to be losing 100 games then let's go ahead and rebuild.