New Padres Crushes :)

So at FanFest last Saturday, Hyun Young and I were talking about our baseball crushes with jbox from Gaslamp Ball. jbox asked me who my new Padres crush would be now that Kouz is gone and gave me some suggestions. I wasn’t really sure who I wanted to make my new crush, but I’ve finally realized who they are going to be! I can’t believe I didn’t think of them before, but let me present to you, my new Padres crushes!


jerryhairstonn.jpgI LOVE THESE GUYS!!!! LIKE CRAZY!!!! I guess just through chasing after them all day at FanFest, I really fell in love with them. I’ve always really liked Scotty, especially with how well he did for us, but I had Kouz then. It’s really ironic that we got Scotty for Kouz. I was so sad about losing Kouz that I couldn’t be too happy about getting Scotty in return. But now that we’ve got Jerry, I’m doing a lot better with it. Now, I’m super excited about having both the brothers here.

They are so adorable!!! 

I’ve always loved the brother combinations: the GilesBros, the GonzoBros. Neither of those worked out that great, but I’ve got a feeling that the HairBros are going to be AMAZING together. 

You have no idea how much more excited about this team I am now that I’ve got two guys who I’m a little more attached to than the others. Don’t get me wrong, I would still be very excited about this team even if I didn’t have the HairBros, but it just helps to keep excitement in the team.

It’s still going to be an adjustment to get used to not having Kouz around, though. Every spring, interviews a bunch of players and usually put a video up every day of the interview and then players working out. For the last two years, I was super excited about watching those videos because I couldn’t wait to see Kouz out there. It was so cool to be able to see him batting and running around and get ready for the season. This year, I won’t get to do that. And that’s pretty sad. But I will be able to look for the HairBros.

Argh it’s going to be weird not to have Kouz here. But you know what? I’m still his biggest fan. He’s still my all-time-forever FAVORITE player in all of baseball ever. And when I say ALL of baseball, I mean ALL of baseball: any Little League, high school, college, Major League, anything. He’s my favorite player out of ANY baseball. There’s no way he can stop being my favorite, no matter where he’s playing. So I’m still cheering for him like crazy up in Oakland. Believe me, I’m going to be following him, every game. I don’t think I’ll become a A’s fan, but I’ll sure be following their games like one!

KOUZHOMERHAPPY.jpg Love you, Kouz.

I can’t wait for a real baseball game to start!!!!! It’s been waaaay too long.

So did you see that we signed Josh Barfield to a minor league contract? Crazy! That’s the guy we traded to the Indians to get Kouz in the first place! Hmm. It would be very interesting if he made the roster.


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  1. martinezforever

    Suggestion from another Padre fan here. Do NOT root for any one who doesn’t play for the Padres. If Kouz is not a Padre, that means him too. Because if you are Kouz’s biggest fan then you root for him in all situations. And that is not acceptable to root for him against the Padres. And if he comes up against us in interleague play with the bases loaded do NOT root for him. If you are a Padre fan, you are a Padre fan first! I understand liking a player that’s been traded, I’ve had it happen to me too. Re think the comment “there’s no way he can stop being my favorite.” I understand you respect the guy, fine. Just don’t let blindly being a fan get in the way of being rational. The HairBros are great. I will pick a new favorite player that I can root for in all situations, no matter what.

  2. Kaybee

    Thank you for your concern, but don’t worry: no matter how I sounded in this entry, the Padres do come first before Kouz. I am very relieved that we don’t have to play the A’s the year, but when we do and if that situation comes up, you can bet that I’ll be cheering for the Padres. Of course, I want to cheer for Kouz ’cause he’s my favorite, but my team comes first. That’s why I haven’t stopped being a fan so far. If I was just attached to the players, I would have stopped being a Padres fan long ago after the loss of Trevor Hoffman, Jake Peavy, and now Kouz. No matter what players are on the team, the Padres are my team. Kouz will always be my favorite PLAYER but the Padres are my team and they will always come before any player or team.

    As for Adrian, I don’t know how much longer the Padres will be willing or able to keep him. So I do think that we’re coming near the end here. If we’re not over .500 by the second half of the season, he’s going to get traded. If we can stay above .500 and be somewhere near first place, I’ll think the Padres will risk keeping him so that we can make a push towards the playoffs. I guess we’ll just have to see how this team pulls together and how they do in the first half.

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