The Last Homestand Of The Year
It seems like just yesterday that the Padres season began. I remember going to Fanfest, excited with optimism that the new season was upon us. Now, the season is winding down, and it is a little bittersweet.
The first few months of Padres baseball featured the worst Padres squad I have ever seen. The team was forced to start pitchers like Jeff Suppan and Kip Wells, and the team was out of the pennant race before the calendar switched to June. Being drunk should have been a prerequisite to watching a Friars game in those awful two months.
September 23, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) hits the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT
The team has played solid baseball since June, and I am sad to see the season winding down. There have been a lot of positive signs that point to the Padres having success in 2013.
Chase Headley has emerged as one of the best third baseman in all of baseball — and he is still under team control for two more seasons. The Padres have actually resigned some of their most important players, have developed a very good farm system, and have a new ownership group in place.
Sure, the Padres are still the 4th best team in this division, but with a few moves in the offseason, there is no reason why this team cannot contend next year. So we wait for next April to roll around, in hopes that our Padres will contend. Hey, there’s always next year.