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Fresh Start Should Mean New Look in 2011 

From the Desk of Friar Gully

The Padres may be young and unproven, but the start of the 2010 season shows this team is different.

Change is the key word in San Diego and, as I mentioned in my last column, new owner Jeff Moorad and his crew are starting to put their own stamp on the Padres franchise. There is a new attitude and a new way of doing things at Petco Park.

The fact that your humble writer is also a uniform buff, is a new look for the Padres also right around the corner?

When new owners take over, they usually not only put their imprint on the team, front office and the community, they also give their team a branding and visual makeover. With the staggered purchase process for Moorad over the past two seasons, the time came and went last season when the work could have been done to change the brand and the on-field uniforms for 2010. The team has said, in recent interviews with Tom Garfinkel, that they are considering some changes.

Moorad, when he became the managing partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks, also pushed the reset button on the Snake