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08:10 AM ET 08.07 | If the new ownership group, including the O'Malleys and Seidlers, thought purchasing the Padres was difficult, they may not have seen anything yet. [San Diego has] waited long enough for the Padres to not be horrible. If the Chargers had been able to satiate us with a championship, maybe we'd be a little more mellow. But, alas, we just don't have a lot of patience. I'm not saying you need to win a World Series next year. But you need to contend. We should know even before next season starts whether you justify our optimism. ... Tell us and show us you have the ways and means and desire. Before clamming up, Peter Seidler did say this to our Bill Center: "Assuming we receive approval, there will be a prompt, efficient and smooth transition."

San Diego Union-Tribune

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August 7, 2012  09:09 AM ET

I don't have a lot of confidence that San Diego is going to catch up to the likes of the Dodgers and Giants. I cannot see them getting there let alone sustaining things on that level.

August 7, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Can you see the Padres going after Greinke? Zach may not like the bright lights of LA, and he'd be more at home in laid-back San Diego.

August 7, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Being a pitchers friendly ball park it will be hard for them to bring in big name hitters there because the ball doesn't travel very well there.

August 7, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Being a pitchers friendly ball park it will be hard for them to bring in big name hitters there because the ball doesn't travel very well there.

Detroit did a fine job of that. It may be a little more difficult, but it's hardly impossible.

Also, they could always bring in the fences a little.

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August 7, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Pitching Defense and Billy Ball!!!!

August 7, 2012  10:42 AM ET

They need a new stadium! That???s what owners always tell the taxpayers who foot the bill for them!

August 7, 2012  11:50 AM ET

I wonder if the reporter for the Union-Tribune really represents what San Diego fans think, or if this is his way of telling fans what they ought to think.

August 7, 2012  12:48 PM ET

Marlins need a new ballpark. That place sucks.

August 7, 2012  01:47 PM ET

New, aggressive ownership would help. Updates to the stadium wouldn't hurt. Better choices by the baseball braintrust would be nice. The Padres have been mediocre for a long time, with only occasional bursts of brilliance. No, I'd say the "Union-Tribune" reporter got it right. Eventually, no one will show up if something doesn't change. Too many things to do in and around San Diego to go see bad product in a cavernous ballpark.

August 7, 2012  02:07 PM ET

You need to take the Team to Boll Weevil for some Burgers and Beer and have a Team Meeting! I don't think there's a Carlos Murphy's anymore!!!

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August 7, 2012  05:40 PM ET

it appears to be tony gwinn the new GM,,,, could this be very possible???

August 7, 2012  05:41 PM ET
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Burgers

burgers and fried chicken belongs to the red sox,,, perhaps they new owner/s should take the padres to get some sushi or some tough hot burritos,,,

August 7, 2012  05:43 PM ET
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They need a new stadium! That???s what owners always tell the taxpayers who foot the bill for them!

owners should pay their own stadiums,,, or its the games free to all the fans?? after all the public its who always paids the new stadium bill!!!!

 
August 7, 2012  05:44 PM ET
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Marlins need a new ballpark. That place sucks.

they just got their own new stadium,,, thanks to the fans,,,,

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