Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Padres owner must produce before fans will

I don’t know about you, but this quote from new Padres owner Jeff Moorad certainly caught my attention:

“To the extent that we feel that the community is supporting the club, we're going to invest every last dollar back into the product.”

OK, but let’s remember this team lost 99 games last year. Let’s remember this team will be starting some players more suited for Triple-A this year.

And let’s not forget that the Padres have had a horrible offseason in the marketing/publicity department.

Jeff, this is the “Field of Dreams” in a sense. If you build it, they will come.

What you must build is a baseball team that can earn some respect in the community by being respected on the field and respectable in the way it operates.

Let’s not make it sound as if the community must start supporting the Padres before the organization will give back.

The team is bad; the national economy is worse.

We’re glad to have a new owner in San Diego; but the proof of the fans’ support will be decided in (and by) the pudding of the baseball team.


sam said...

Let's give the new guy a chance. He can't be any worse than Moores was the last couple years.

Kevin said...

The addition of a new owner and subtraction of Sandy Alderson makes for a brighter outlook for the future already!