This week the guys dig into SDSU's potential expansion to Mission Valley with VOSD's Andy Keatts. They talk about the 2018 race coming up between the university's idea and SoccerCitySD's plan that has already made it on the ballot.
Then they call Sac Bunt Dustin and dive into Ohtani Mania! Will this international phenomenon roll through San Diego and completely change the struggling franchise's rebuild? All we can do is wait and see. Check out Dustin's new site sacbuntnewsletter.com and subscribe!
This week Travis and Nick went up to Temecula to record with Dallas and his dad during Ohio State vs Michigan. It was a blast! Dallas' dad told stories of going to Jack Murphy Stadium back in the 60s and the Buckeyes won!
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This week the guys sit down with Eric and Dan from The 5.5 Podcast. They talk about the Eric Hosmer discussion that is apparently happening in the Padres front office. After unpacking the problems with making a move like that, they take a closer look at executive chairman Ron Fowler and the influence he brings to the delicate process the team is currently engaging in. Will the Padres angling towards a .500 record in 2018 blow up in their faces? Will the build (not rebuild) work at all? These are the question Padres fans are left with as the hot stove season approaches.
This week the guys got together at Nick's house to watch Game 4 of the World Series. With a few friends, they talk about all the action that's happened so far, the Adrian Gonzalez decision to leave the team (kind of), and what the Astros represent to the Padres fanbase. The Dodgers won and we have series!
This week the guys talk about the beginning of The San Diego Gulls season with Gulls announcer Craig Elsten and comedian Zoltan Kaszas. Craig talks about the opening weekend and the players to watch as they navigate their way through the Anaheim Ducks system. Then Zoltan and Craig trade road stories in some of the most boring towns in the country. Finally, they kick off The Kept Faith Hockey Film Series #TKFHFS with a discussion about Ice Guardians, a documentary on hockey enforcers.
This week the guys wrap up on the 2017 Padres. They look at the state of the rebuild and what to expect with the team moving forward. Then they call frenemy Carlo Cecchetto for News 8 San Diego. He's a Dodgers fan (one of the good ones) and going through what all Padres fans hope to someday experience with his team in NLCS. Will Clayton Kershaw and his squad finally get it done? We hope not! Finally, they check in with Lee Hacksaw Hamilton to see where he's at with the Padres organization, the Spanos family's NFL introduction to LA, and the catastrophe that has become US Soccer.
This week the guys check in with Scott Lewis from the Voice Of San Diego AKA Coach Lew AKA @chargersflubs on twitter. They talk about the PR disaster that is going on in the early part of the LA Chargers 2017 Season. Is this mess sustainable? Is the entire story heading towards a tipping point where the league has to step in? These are questions that need to be answered at some point and it's hard to see how it's going to play out. The one thing we do know is that it's a lot of fun to watch for San Diegans that went through years of hell rooting for, trying to appease, and slowly saying goodbye to, this seemingly rudderless franchise.
This week the guys chat with Paul Reindl from the Mighty 1090. Paul is the producer of the Dan Sileo Show and host his own podcast The Reindl Report. They dig into the experience of watching the first game of the LA Chargers by discussing the outcome of the game and the reaction from fans in Los Angeles and San Diego. Will this be a disaster for the NFL moving forward? It's too early to tell, but it's not off to a good start and it's amazing to watch.
Then they talk about the winding down 2017 Padres season. What will happen in the offseason? Does the franchise have a clear vision on what they're going to do throughout this building (not rebuilding) process? Paul produces the weekly segment called Padres Wednesday for the Sileo Show where Ron Fowler and other team officials come on and explain the team's position. He gives the guys insight into what it's like to experience that first hand on a regular basis.