Wednesday, March 6, 2013

God help me, I am a life-long Padre fan

God help me, I'm a life-long Padre fan

I am a life-long Padres fan, having lived in Ocean Beach in the mid- to late-70s. I was a San Diego resident when Randy Jones won his Cy Young, Butch Metzger won the National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year, the Padres hosted the All-Star Game and announcer Jerry Coleman took a turn at the Padres helm.

Cut me, and I'll bleed brown and gold.

I collect everything Padres - Sports Cards, Media Guides, programs, memorabilia, you name it, I collect it. Bottom line, if it deals with the Padres, I want it. I have plenty of doubles, including lots of Tony Gwynn, so I'm definiely interested in trading.

While, I now live in Iowa, I still religiously follow my Padres. A Public Affairs Specialist for the Iowa National Guard, I still make the occassional trip to San Diego to visit friends and to catch the odd Padres game.

Check in every now and then as I continue in my pursuit of life, liberty and the San Diego Padres. I think you'll enjoy the ride.

See you then!


  1. Still haven't really gotten over 1984 but I'm following and added you to my blog list.

  2. Great first post! Reminds me of a question that my brother asked my dad:

    "Okay Dad, where to your loyalties lie? With God, your family, or your country?"

    "The Padres."

    Can't wait to read more! Glad to have another Padre fan on board!