Mar 16, 2012; Peoria, AZ, USA; A detailed view of a San Diego Padres hat and glove during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at the Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

How To Prepare For The 2013 Season


Players use Spring Training to prepare for the upcoming season; fans should use this opportunity to get into game shape, too. Instead of shagging fly balls and repetitive bunt drills, us fans have our own way to get ready for the daily grind of a 162 game season.

Not sure what kind of Spring Training regimen to follow?

You are in luck.

I came up with five different workouts any Padre fan can follow to prep you for the upcoming season.

Follow these tips and 2013 will be stress free.

1. Buy your Opening Day tickets.

The first home game of the season is a can’t miss, especially with the hated Dodgers rolling into town. Opening Day tickets are sure to go quick and are a guarantee sell out, so don’t waste any more time and purchase your tickets now before Dodgers fans snag them all. You will also recieve a free opening day T-shirt at this game.

2. Get new Padres gear.

What’s the best way to show love for your Padres? By rocking the latest SD gear that is out. Heck, throwbacks will work too. As long as you’re donning the SD logo on your shirt, hat or skin. After all, your 1998 NL Champions shirt is already cruddy and hardly fits you anymore. New Padres gear can bring new luck to a team. Don’t believe me? Try it!

3. Visit ChickenFriars.com

You don’t want to start the season being the only one of your baseball buddies not knowing anything about the Padres. So get caught up on all of the latest Padres news, analysis and insight on Chickenfriars.com (Shameless plug, I know). I can guarantee you that you’ll sound like an expert to your friends.

4. MLB Extra innings/ MLB.TV

Keep track with the rest of the National League West with MLB Extra Innings or MLB.TV. The battle for the Western Division Crown is sure to come down to the wire, so don’t miss a moment with MLB Extra Innings or MLB.TV. These additions are great if you’re a Time Warner Cable subscriber and can’t watch the Friars on television. Although getting MLB Extra Innings requires you to switch service providers.

5. Catch up on all your favorite television shows

You’re going to need a whole lot of DVR space to record your Padres games. It’s pretty damn impossible to watch all 162 games live on TV, and if your like me who likes to watch the games from the beginning, instead of whenever I catch it, then good luck with that. Now if the game goes into extra innings or the Padres are batting against  Rafael Betancourt, then you’re in for a long night. You will need at least three and a half to four hours of DVR space just for one game.

Let us know in the comment box below if you’ve already applied to any of tips, or which tips would you recommend that is not mentioned above.

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