Friday, July 24, 2009

'Name That Padre:' What a joke!

Now for the newest joke of a game show in town, we have “Name That Padre.”

This is a game that Florida Marlins television announcers Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton were playing during Tuesday’s night’s Marlins-San Diego Padres game.

“It was one of Bob Barker’s earlier shows,” Hutton said with a laugh in between emails on the “Late Night with the Fish” telecast.

Yes, it’s even come to that now. Visiting announcers are laughing at the Padres … and rightfully so. What else are you supposed to do with a team that has lost 17 of its last 20 games and is 13-36 since a 10-game winning streak in May?

Waltz and Hutton were justifiably amused by some of the names that Padres had on their roster during their “Name That Padre” running commentary.

Everth Cabrera? Joe Thatcher? Mike Ekstrom? Luis Perdomo? Jose Lobaton?

Sorry, those were among the group of characters on the Padres roster that were amusing to the Marlins’ broadcasters … and the Florida team on the field that swept three straight games in San Diego.

And now we hear that the Padres have laid off 13 front-office employees.

Too bad they can’t lay off at least a similar numbers of players at this point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And to think the Marlins have a lower payroll but much better record than the Padres. No wonder Florida is laughing at San Diego!