Monday, March 21, 2005

We got the call... We goin' to the show, man... We goin' to the show...

Well, in an amazing turn of events... Blez from Athletic's Nation has asked us to blog for SportsBlogs Inc. Actually, he apprently asked Kevin, at Padres Nation then Geoff from Ducksnorts before finally, he got tired of rejection, and asked us.

Now you may say to yourself... (ahem, Jon and Sheona)... You may say to yourself that being the third choice out of like 5 choices ain't all that great. Well, I say to you, we're really easy. Easy to almost the point of being skanky. And while some baseball fans may like their blogs intellectual and thought provoking... Other fans like skanks. (That reminds me of a good story, from an opening day I went to with Jon. I'll post it on the new site, but suffice to say it ended with a slightly overweight, slightly skanky woman saying to me, "I got some free Cracker Jack right here." I don't know what that means either.)

So, if you want to read more about how we feel about Ted Leitner shaving his pubic hair or why jbox doesn't like the Pad Squad. Then come on over! We'll hold a spot for you.

Update: We'll be at Gaslamp Ball. Update your bookmarks accordingly.

Ugliest uniforms in baseball history

In the latest Astros Q&A on the official site, somebody asks what the worst uniforms were in modern baseball history, Astros or Padres. They ask Astros broadcaster, Jim Deshaies:
...most definitely, the Padres yellow and brown combination from the 1970s was worse than the Astros' orange-yellow-purple-red pattern.

"The mustardy-brown combination they had going on was really ugly," Deshaies said. "They've been good in recent times but that stands out to me."

Deshaies kind of liked the rainbow uniforms.

"They were ugly, but they were ugly/cool. The Padres thing was just ugly."
You know who else wore a rainbow on his shirt? Captain EO. Now you may think that rainbows are prettier than mustard and brown, and that's OK, but at least we didn't dress like Captain EO.

I watched a bit of the game yesterday on channel 4. I missed the broadcast the week before so this is the first I saw of it, but Bochy's got a sick goatee going. That's a good lookin' dude with that goatee. It somehow adds definition to his face. He always looked a little bit emotionless when they'd show him on TV, but now, he looks gritty and vivacious. Like a mountain man. I'm sure it will really do well with guys like Klesko, Nevin and Giles who can appreciate a well groomed man.

Also, jbox and I had a Guy's Night Out (GNO) on Friday and hit the bookstore and Jack-in-the-Box. Our normal GNO would have included a trip to Target, but this was abbreviated as Jon wasn't with us. I picked up a copy of San Diego Padres 1969-2002 A Complete History. Not very well titled I suppose. I've read up to 1978 so far. I'll post a review when I'm done, then let jbox read it. There's some great trivia questions though. I love trivia.

Finally, it looks like there's an active competition for third base. Nady at third would be awesome. Especially for my wife's cousin Sara. At the games she could shout from her family's seats at Nady and yell things like, "Yoohoo!" and "Tall dark and handsome! Over here!" Then when she catches his eye, she can bat her lashes a little bit and wave a little white hanky. When he gives her a wink in response, it will set her heart aflutter. Sara, it's true. Don't even deny it.