Things have become very interesting in San Diego as the Padres are beginning to make some noise in the National League with their latest hot streak. Ever since the trades, there has been a sense of urgency and synergy in the Padres dugout. I’ve always said change is good and the results are coming in from those changes. The Padres ownership group has made a fantastic hire in AJ Preller as the Padres GM. There is a buzz in town that hasn’t been around since 1998 and let’s see how far the Padres can continue this hot streak. Miracles do happen, just need to have faith. Before we get excited let’s take a closer look at the 2nd half history of the Padres under Manager Bud Black.
As you can see from the above chart, there were only two years since 2007 when the Padres had a losing 2nd half (2008 and 2011). Ironically, those two years were the worst of Manager Bud Black had as a Padres skipper. The question is, how well will the current Padres team will fare at the conclusion of this 2014 season. Do you believe in miracles? I do and let’s have faith Padre Fans.
As the Padres Ownership group has made the big decision and the team has been on a roll ever since AJ Hinch made some great trades. Now, there is some momentum in San Diego as the Big Train is rolling. With that, here is a great blues music video featuring Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters titled “The Big Train”. Oh Yes! Padres fans, there is a buzz in town and Petco Park has come alive.