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Where are Padres Fans? 

One evening earlier this week, I caught a local sports talk show. The host was making a big deal out of the Padres dip in attendance so far this year. In his typical hyped-approach, the host pounded away at the reasons why a first place team would see a dip in attendance.

I wrote earlier in a column that I felt the new ownership and front office of the Padres was on the right track. I also warned that the last few disastrous years of the Moores era are still fresh in Padres fans minds. That sort of perceived dishonest and half-truths and unfillfiled promises takes time for fans to get over.

Toss in an economic recession and bam – it