I remember last year I opened a broadcast with a very long winded story about being at the gym on opening day, and not one exerciser and/or employee had gone out of their way to
put the Padres game on. I counted, there are 22 TV’s in the gym.
So Friday night I was at a Sports bar in PB. 7:30 at night. NBA playoffs were on, Giants vs. Dodgers were on, even the Sharks were on! Not one single television with the Padres
game on. Over 20 televisions.
Now in the gym’s case, I did ask about their cable provider. They did not have Time Warner, meaning they did have access to the game. In regards to the bar, I did not ask. But I would
bet they had the game. Its more likely that no one requested it.
If you read my blogs often enough I bet I come across as a fan apologist. But I still stand by the fact that the fan is a consumer. A company must SELL you on their product. If
they can’t do that, then that’s on them.
I’m reminded regularly that the Padres are having a very difficult time selling their product. Now I do recognize that they’ve won 8 of their last 11. But let’s get out of the
sellar first before we begin patting the front office on the back. A Chase
Headley contract extension would be nice, too.
Talk to you at 3.