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Open Thread, 8/5/2010: Padres vs Dodgers

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So the Padres have lost 4 out of their last 5 and are 5-5 over the last 10 games. This is it boys and girls.

Slump.

Sure, we're still in first place in the division. Sure, we still have the best record in the National League. Tell me something I don't know, holmes. Tell me somethin' I don't know.

That said, there was some audible creaking in San Diego as several fairweathers tried to sneak off of the bandwagon. Let them go! It's just you and me now. You and me and the diehards. Oh and the foulweather fans. The told-you-sos.

When you're like me and you're the one driving the bandwagon and you have a tendency to fall asleep at the wheel for a few days and you wake up and your team has lost four of five and all that's around you are Gaslamp Ballers and foulweather fans and weirdo diehards... Let me tell you... That's work.

It will be worth it in the end though. When we live vicariously through Will Venable as he takes his turn hoisting the World Series trophy over his head. We'll be able to say, "We were with you at the start of August, when we hit Slump. We were there then and we're here now. We're still here!"

THE BREAKFAST CLUB OF 2010 WILL NOT BE DENIED!!!

GO PADRES!!!