San Diego Ca,- Watched first game of the NLDS opener today on ESPN. It was strange after watching local coverage all year to go to ESPN. However the East Coast is getting a taste of who the San Diego Padres are and the coverage was fair and entertaining.
I just discover Dave Roberts Blog. Dave Roberts was on fire today. He definetly had Chris Carpenters number and was able to read his pitches. However, the Padres could not Capitalize on many hits.
This team is different from last years though. This team you don't get that feeling of dread when we are behind. Today is a good example even though the great Jake Peavy faultered you could feel that it did not deter the fight in this years Padres team.
In an ideal world we go all they way.
It would be great to go deeper into the playoffs and start getting some respect and coverage from the national media and fans.
Mike Piazza on the team helps.
Trevor Hoffman breaking the saves record helps.
Winning the West 2 years in a row helps.
Next STEP Winning the 2006 NLDS that would really help.
Check out Dave Robert's Blog I posted a comment =)
The Character make-up of this team is a great inspiration.