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Padres’ 2010 season – It is looking good!

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Photo from 'hober' via Flickr

Photo from 'hober' via Flickr

San Diego Padres fans are excited. It’s baseball season, and unlike last year we can expect to cheer on more wins this season. Get ready, because it’s time for beer and garlic fries at Petco Park!

Earlier this week our Padres kicked off their 42nd season with 1 win and 2 defeats against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They will continue their fight to stay strong in the National League West against the Colorado Rockies. With both teams sharing records of 1-2 so far, this weekend’s series will be an exciting one to watch.

Last year, the Padres finished 12th in the National League with 75 wins and 87 losses, a .463 percentage. The Padres have seen better days, that’s certain, but with some serious trades and a successful spring training, our beloved Padres are expected to do much better this 2010 season.

Although Jake Peavy was traded, the Padres still have pitchers Chris Young and Kevin Correia, who are both looking good this year. Other all stars such as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. are also a part of this year’s lineup.

The Padres’ first home game is Monday, April 12th against the Atlanta Braves at 3:35PM, followed by a break on Tuesday and then home games everyday until the following Thursday. Starting on Friday the 16th, the Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks once again, but this time on their home turf. The San Francisco Giants come to Petco Park on Monday.

The 2010 season is filled with exciting matchups and plenty of home games—home games that are now more affordable. Yesterday, the Padres were reported as having the second-lowest Fan Cost Index, meaning that fans will be able to enjoy a Padres game at an inexpensive price compared to all teams in Major League Baseball. According to MLB.com, the average ticket price has dropped 15.4 percent since last year, in order to make Padres games more “affordable and family friendly” in this tough economy. Food and hat prices have also decreased this year.

“Whether they’re winning or losing, fans are always really stoked to be there,” Cedina Austria, San Diego native and die-hard Padre fan says. “Despite all the changes that have been made over the last season, I think the Padres are going to ‘bring it’ this season.”

2 Comments

  1. JC

    April 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I’m not a padres fan but I do enjoy going to watch games at PetCo park and I am really looking forward to the 3 game home series against the phillies in august. Overall, I expect another mediocre season from the Padres. With low ticket prices I’m sure they’ll see a slight boost among consumers. I used to attend “Anaheim Angel” games (yes I intentionally did not say Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) all the time when they were never taken seriously because ticket costs were so low. But ever since they won the world series, gained bandwagon fans, and raised prices; I’ve only attended a handful of games although I still support them fully. But here’s to cheap tickets at PetCO Park this season!!!
    (Angel’s ALL THE WAY!)

  2. Cedina

    April 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    In response to JC’s post.

    Despite the mediocre season the Padres may have had last season, faithful fans still fill the seats of PETCO park. The last time we went to the world series was in 1998, but still 12 years later, fans still flood the park and support their home team. Unlike the Anaheim Angel fans (as you boldly state), we do not need to win a world series to gain fans. It’s the teams dedication to the game and their fans that keeps the seats filled. What you forget to realize is that baseball is a sport, not a competition for the fans based on ticket sales or whether a stadium is filled to capacity. PETCO park is a family oriented place. So whether or not we have the worst season or the best season, Padre fans still come to PETCO park for a good time with the family and to watch some good ol’ baseball.

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