Padres Fans Should Relish New Owner and His Commitment to Fans
By Scott Gulbransen, a.ka. Friary Gully
If you remember 2004, the Padres were ushering in the Petco Park era where fans had been promised a competitive team year-after-year and a new home the entire community could be proud of. By 2009, San Diego was as excited about the Padres as they were the recession.
The beginning of this Padres season is perhaps the most optimistic one since 2004. There is no doubt this Padres season just feels different. After the sale of the franchise to Jeff Moorad, there have been many changes on Park Boulevard. Moorad and his staff have pushed the reset button and are already turning heads with a more fan-friendly approach built on solid core business principles.
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