A quick thought ahead of the 1030 news conference with new ownership:
In 2009 the Padres went 39-35 after the All-Star Break, 37-25 after July 27. They carried that momentum into the 2010 season and to within a game of making the playoffs. As play started on 29 August 09 they had gone 19-23 since the Break , and would win 20 of their next 33 games to close out the season.
In 2012 the Padres have gone 26-18 since the All-Star Break. I'm not saying they'll play .606 ball the rest of the way like they did in 2009. They are playing better ball already than that team did, and we know how the 2009 late season success carried into 2010. Better play now has to portend to a brighter season in 2013, right?
Something to think about.