Padres Fans: Meet Your Tincaps (And Their Best Writer)

Corey McSweeneyAnalyst IApril 19, 2009

(Note: relax, Padres fans, I come in peace. I know I am a Red Sox fan, but I live in Fort Wayne, which I'm sure some of you know is home to one of your single A affiliates, the Fort Wayne Tincaps, or the Wizards before this season. They have opened a new stadium, brought in a new logo and an overall a fresh brand of baseball. Also, the Pads have given the team some top prospects, like James Darnell and Allan Dykstra, a 2008 first round pick. I will be following the team this year and will try to keep up to date with fresh analysis. You can check my profile page for new posts or my blog, listed at the bottom of the page. You can also email me any questions you have on the Tincaps because I am fairly confident I can say that I'm the Tincaps authority on B/R. Well, that intro was longer than the actual update today. Enjoy.)

Finally got to the stadium today.

Gotta say, I like the Tincaps' new digs. The stadium is beautiful and really makes you enjoy the whole experience.

Now, for the team. I left after the 5th inning, with a 12-0 lead.


The final score ended up being a rain-delayed, 14-2 drubbing.

The thing I noticed with the offense is their great patience. I could count on one hand the number of bad swings. You know, those ones that make you turn your head because they are so outrageously ridiculous looking. The ones that are prevalent in minor league baseball and are a big reason guys don’t move on, the discipline.

These hitters are disciplined.

The pitching was as strong as advertised, as starter Stiven Osuna went 6 innings of no-run ball.

The team is now 10-0 and has Monday off before starting up a series against West Michigan at home on Tuesday.

I know it’s early, but you should be excited Padres fans.