The San Diego Padres are A Fun Team to Watch Again
It’s obviously early in the season, but the San Diego Padres are becoming one of the most fun watches around the league.
I think if most San Diego Padres fans are being honest, this team hasn’t been fun to watch for quite some time.
The 2019 season had it’s moments when Chris Paddack was dealing and Fernando Tatis Jr. was on fire. But once Tatis got injured and Paddack cooled off there wasn’t much entertainment value.
Now, when I listen to other fans and media members around baseball, everyone is talking about how fun the Padres are.
Of course, when your team hasn’t made the postseason in 13 seasons it becomes a little hard to watch.
But you should have no problem turning on the TV for this team every night.
Tatis is the headliner and a big reason why this team is so fun. He plays with so much energy and passion you can’t help but be drawn to him.
And the rest of the team seems to be feeding off that energy. Eric Hosmer, before getting sick, seemed rejuvenated this year — as does Wil Myers.
Tommy Pham is giving the team a big boost and a veteran presence.
And as Ryan wrote, Jurickson Profar is getting done and appears to be on a mission in the early going.
Edward Olivares is another exciting young player who seemingly came out of nowhere to make the team and is a joy to watch.
We haven’t even gotten to the pitching staff that his led by the Sherrif. Paddack has one of the best personalities in baseball.
Garrett Richards mentioned the other day how much fun he’s having playing the game again and I can only assume the atmosphere for the Padres is a big reason why.
And while it seems silly to say, I think part of it has to do with them going back to the brown and gold uniforms.
Everyone around baseball seems to love the move and it’s helped re-energize the fan base along with the young talent.
It’s been a while since the casual fan could see a Padres game on at night and be excited about watching. You can’t say that this year with how well this team is playing and the energy they bring to the park every night.