Friday, July 31, 2009
Trevor Hoffman was a staple of San Diego, but with new ownership looking to cut cost, Hoffman was essentially given the "nice to know you, now get out" treatment. The real losers in this were the fans. They never got their goodbye. They didn't know for sure that the last time those Hells Bells rang in 2008, that it would be possibly the last time they rang for him in PETCO ever. We as Brewer fans knew Geoff Jenkins was done as a Brewer in 2007. I was in the left field bleachers when he was pulled out late in the game (yes the same game the Brewers won to sweep the Padres and send them to a playoff game vs the Rockies). The fans got their good bye. San Diego fans have yet to get that.
Enter the scenario that entered my twisted head. If Hoffman comes out for a save against his old team, will the sound guy keep things quiet as most home teams will do when an opposing team attempts to close out a game, or will he give the fans what they will likely be asking for, AC/DC?
The last thing you want to do is pump up the opposing team, but the Padres have little to play for this season, so do you give the fans a reason to stand and cheer? They will be up and cheering anyhow, but why not put them into a frenzy? They're smart fans, they'll go back to cheering the bats the moment action resumes. I'm sure they would love to see how it feels to be on the other end of a Gwynn game winning hit off of Trevor.
Let's just hope the Brewers have a lead to find out if PETCO rings the bells once more! And if you are a San Diego fan reading this, leave a comment and let me know what your actual thoughts are, maybe I am way off.
Posted by @diddy05 at 1:14 PM