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A billion runs stand between the Padres and a win

So I was listening to Coach John Kentera on his post game show on XX 1090.  This guy Jay from Escondido is the first caller. Get this, he says the Padres are done.  It's all over according to Jay, he says the pitchers have tired out, the team has overachieved and the Padres will not win the NL West.  This is coming from a "Padres fan" mind you.

Foul Weather Fandom is alive and well in San Diego and Escondido for that matter. It's a disease and it is spreading.  What kind of cheap thrill do these fans get from taking 5 losses in a row and turning it into a doomsday scenario.  The Padres haven't lost 5 games in a row since July 2009. They ignore everything good that has happened this year and just focus on the being miserable people and trying to make everybody else miserable.  If you don't believe in the Padres at least have the decency to shut up and whatever you do don't call into talk radio shows.

About a week ago Bob Scanlan had something to say during Channel 4's Postgame that I thought was great.  I wish I would have written it down, because he's so eloquent and I don't want to misquote him.  Keep in mind this was a week ago when the Padres were in first place and had the best record in the National League, not like today -- actually we're still in first place with the best record in the NL.  Fans were feeling confident and asking Scanlan why ESPN and all the East Coast Media wasn't giving the Padres their proper respect.  Scanlan told them not to worry about the people on the East Coast who don't believe in the Padres, there are fans right here in San Diego that still don't believe in the Padres. He's right as usual.

Anyway if you missed it Miguel Tejada put the Padres in the lead early with a 2 run shot.  The Padres scoring stopped there, though they sure as hell were able to leave plenty base runners stranded.  Wade LeBlanc left everything over the plate and didn't pitch inside once. He got hammered.  He was pulled.  The game was pretty much over at that point, but not the season necessarily.

Go Padres!

Final - 8.30.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
San Diego Padres 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

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