I wouldn't say I'm confident but I also wouldn't say I'm not confident. I'm definitely not happy, this is not how this season was supposed to end. I had visions of the team lifting me on their shoulders as I lifted the World Series trophy over my head.
I've adjusted my expectations. Where once I would have been disappointed if we failed to sail through the first round of the playoffs, now I'd just be happy to win the NL West even if we limp and stumble all the way to the end, just like we did in those other Petco Park era championship teams. Oddly enough I still wouldn't be satisfied with a Wild Card berth. I'm stuck up that way.
I bought plane tickets to San Francisco on Oct 1-3 to catch the last games of the regular season. I think that shows some confidence or maybe it just shows that I'm bored with too much time on my hands. Either way I'll be going to at least one, probably two of those games. I imagined myself sitting in the stands dressed in full Padres garb watching the team clinch. Now I could just as easily see myself sitting there with a small Padres pin under 3 layers of jackets wondering why I am watching games after the team was eliminated earlier in the week.
I don't know what the future holds for this team. I didn't understand why they were winning and I don't understand why they are losing. I just know I had a hell of lot more fun being a Padres fan when they were winning. I'm stuck up that way.
The rules are simple. On a scale of 0 to 10, 0 being no confidence at all, 10 being absolute confidence, How confident are you in the San Diego Padres organization?
"Confidence" is just about anything you want to interpret it as. The front office, the future prospects, the play on the field, the park, etc etc etc