Something’s happening in San Diego that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade.
For the first time since early April of 2011, the San Diego Padres, who haven’t been to the playoffs since 2006 during the George W. Bush administration, are in first place in their division. And so far, they’ve won almost twice as many games as they’ve lost.
Now it’s only two weeks since the season began and it’s only mid-April.
But you have to forgive the Padres fans who are saying something’s happening they’ve not seen happen for many years.
It’s been a long time for instance since you’ve heard people at your office saying things like…”Hey I’ve gotta get home and watch the Padres.”
With 148 regular season games still to play this year, it’s clearly way too early to even say out loud that the Padres are on their way to the World Series.At this point, that is the kind of dream a sports fan has, not one that comes true.
But then, in a year the Padres are celebrating 50 years of their existence in Major League Baseball and just two years after San Diego lost its National Football League team after more than 50 years, dreams of a World Series are maybe starting to pop into fans’ heads.
For now they’re just happy about their team being in first place for any length of time after not being in first place for a very, very long period of time.
And only time will tell if this is the Padres time!
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