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Saturday night SD Observations

Some observations from the stands...

Scales took about 60 grounders at 3b before the game. He was really working hard down there.

Wells pitched outstandingly well. He certainly doesn't have the best stuff on the staff, but he may have the potential to be the best pitcher.. He really pitched well, though the runs scored on mistakes/problems that he brought on himself. If he can get over letting the one or two big mistakes hurt him, he could go a long way. His fastball was consistantly in the 90's and the scoreboard had his slider in the high 80's...

Padres fans can still be obnoxious, and those that overdid the 1984 mentions shut up quickly when asked how they did in the WS...

DeJesus coached 1b for Sinatro (I don't know if it was for the whole game, or just a portion of it...

Bradley was uppercutting the ball in BP. He hit some bombs, but he was really getting underneath the ball...

It was probably a 60-40 ratio of Padres to Cubs fans... The park was not even close to sold out... pretty sad that they could not fill up the building on a holiday weekend in recognition of their greatest "triumph".

Only about a dozen or so of the team was there, and some notable names were missing. Gwynn was busy coaching, no Gossage, no Carmelo Martinez or Graig Nettles. (Wiggins and Show, of course, are both deceased).

All in all, the team just looked listless. The only one who seemed to have any energy out there was Hoffpauir. I know they can't be rah-rah every day, but they all just looked anemic.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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