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Gaslamp Ball is, like, 12 years old today

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Happy Anniversary, GLB! Here's another Weezer parody.

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Padres pitchers and catchers report to Peoria today, and thus begins the 2017 season. One of those pitchers will be Clayton Richard. Around here, ever since Richard's first stint with the Padres from 2009 to 2013, many of us have referred to the lefty as "Clay Dick," for obvious if immature reasons. One Gaslamp Baller explained that reasoning on the Gaslamp Ball wiki page's Glossary of Padres Nicknames several years ago as such:

Because we are all, like, 12.

Well today, Gaslamp Ball is literally twelve years old. GLB parents jbox and Dex gave birth to their blog exactly 12 years ago on this day. Back then it was called Padres Fans Since '76, and on its day of birth, the hot topics that were blogged about included a Khalil Greene sighting at Rock Bottom Brewery and the importance of looking good in baseball pants.

A lot of things haven't changed since 12 years ago. The Padres still haven't won a World Series. Looking good in baseball pants is still an important tool in a baseball player's shed. And this blog is still going strong.

I feel really lucky to be a part of Gaslamp Ball, and it's mostly because of our community here. I know I can always come here and talk baseball with awesome, friendly people who can make me laugh, teach me things, and celebrate the Padres highs while helping me get through the lows.

Also, you guys tolerate my often weird sense of humor. That said, as is tradition for me, I've written yet another Padres Weezer parody to celebrate not only Gaslamp Ball's anniversary/birthday (or as I like to call it, Gaslamp Ball-entine's Day) but also to commemorate the birth of my favorite band ever, which is also celebrated on February 14th. This is probably my worst parody yet. Enjoy!

"Gaslamp Baller Kids"

(Sung to the tune of Weezer's "California Kids")

When you wake up
Padres on your mind and
You're jonesin' for a game thread, whoa
Gaslamp Ballin', skimming through the content
And reading all the comments, whoa

Not impressed with the Padres roster?
Don't you worry, don't you worry

It's gonna be alright
If the Padres play like sh_t
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Are gonna be online
And if you're up all night
Watching all the bench players hit
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Will still be online

Open-threading in mid-February
Spring Training's got us antsy, whoa

Second basemen Schimpf and Spangy
And Asuaje, and Asuaje

It's gonna be alright
If the Padres play like sh_t
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Are gonna be online
And if you're up all night
Watching all the bench players hit
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Will still be online

When the game ends
We'll still be Gaslamp Ballin'
Twelve years now, still going
Strong

It's gonna be alright
If the Padres play like sh_t
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Are gonna be online
And if you're up all night
Watching all the bench players hit
The Gaslamp Baller kids
Will still be online