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San Diego Padres: What To Expect In The 2018 Season

The San Diego Padres showed off their new video board in left field before th...

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Above: The San Diego Padres showed off their new video board in left field before their 2015 home opener, April 7, 2015.

San Diego Padres: What To Expect In The 2018 Season


Jay Paris, San Diego sportswriter


The 2018 Major League Baseball season is in full swing as the Padres take on the Colorado Rockies Monday at Petco Park.

A sold-out crowd filled Petco Park on Opening Day Thursday for the start of a new season that fans hope will lead the Padres to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. But the Padres are not off to the best start. The Milwaukee Brewers swept the the team in it's 3-game opening series.

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Ahead of Opening Day, the Padres organization was tied up in a controversy over a tweet by a radio host on the team's flagship radio station that referenced jumping off the Coronado Bridge. The tweet, which was later deleted, was widely criticized as insensitivity to suicide.

The Padres issued a statement responding to the tweet which read in part, "We find the comments made last night by Entercom’s employee offensive, insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mental illness and suicide are not joking matters."

Longtime San Diego sportswriter Jay Paris discusses the Padres' upcoming season and how the organization's handling of the recent controversy.


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