My, three weeks go by in a hurry when one is lucky enough to cover baseball's second season; to think, the World Series only started last night. As you probably know, the National League West champions are in the World Series, which seemingly adds weight to the Padres' performance this year as the Padres were in contention for the NL West title until the Giants defeated them in the 162nd game. Did San Francisco's success in the playoffs lessen the sting of losing out to them? I Tweeted that question and received several interesting replies from Padres fans. Here are a few:
* "It still hurts, but it feels good knowing that we took the season series from them." -- Chris Sullivan.
* "I'm still pissed about the Cubs series, losing three out of four killed us. Not sure (Bud) Black is right manager for the Padres after his chokes." -- Gxtvino
* "A little...until realizing that had they not caved down the stretch, they would have faced Reds and then Giants on way to WS." -- woedoctor.
Speaking of the Giants, manager Bruce Bochy is having a very good postseason. I wrote about Bochy going into the World Series.