Read this in letters to the editor this morn. Thought it was funny:
iCod Today 05:18 AM
Ever dream of throwing a shutout vs. fringe major leaguers?
Now is your chance! The PETCO Experience is coming to a stadium near you!
The PETCO Experience, a traveling road show and fantasy pitching camp, is for pitchers of all ages and skill levels who dream of throwing a shutout in the big leagues.
"PetEx" will provide a line-up of players with average or below average hitting skills for you to pitch your dream-game against. All you have to do, is sneak your below average stuff past these guys.
"But they're big-leaguers, I'll get lit-up." Not so fast my friend. The players are game-tested to totally gag in all run scoring situations. Heck, they might even steal the occasional base to make it look legit. "PetEx" will even provide solid oppositional pitching so that your complimentary framed box score reflects a competitive game.
Great for corporate events, birthday parties, and weddings ... call for The PETCO Experience to visit your town, today!
This board looks even deader than the Pirates board. Nonetheless I am here to wish all the Padre fans and the Padres good luck this series. You'll understand I am only wishing you enough luck to have the Pirates win a competitive sweep this series but my wishes for good luck beyond this series is legit.
Us Padre and Pirate fans are in similar positions this year, quite plainly our teams this season just aren't that good but alas the games will still be played. Look at the bright side you can at least hang your hat on some recent success, that's more than we can do.