I have been following the Padres since my first game in 1996. I grew up in the South Bay and graduated from a local university. I have since moved to the Northeast for work but my passion for My Padres remain. Look forward to watching the Pads as perennial playoff contenders.
Dallas McLaughlin is a writer and performer for the Emmy-winning Yo! Gabba Gabba! and The Aquabats! Super Show! He's also worked as a consultant for Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon, and Fox Sports. A diehard San Diego sports fan, Dallas has written passionately against the DH and in favor of Padre Brown for SI.com, The Sports Minute, Fox Sports, Voice of San Diego, San Diego Magazine, and is one of the founding members of The Kept Faith.
A professional standup comedian who's performed with Norm McDonald, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Jeff Garlin, and many more. He recently won San Diego's Funniest Person Contest, and has been featured on FoxRox, Tonight in San Diego, and was a DJ on FM94/9 for over seven years. Dallas has spent over two decades on stage as an actor, award-winning playwright and director. In his spare time, Dallas likes to eat burritos, drink beer, and talk to his wife about her dislike for Harry Connick, Jr.
Matt Blagg has been a Padre fan since he was 5 years old sitting on his dads lap at the 98' World Series. His family has been season ticket holders for 40 years, and you might not always agree with him, but you can't deny his passion. He's kept the faith through winning seasons and losing seasons. Writing about our friars since 2010, and ruffled some feathers in the process. He's a local stand-up comedian, and prophet of the Playoff runs and world series titles that never happen. Let's hope that those predictions change, but until then cheers, and enjoy his articles.
Proud member of #PadresWholesomeTwitter. My focus is on our experience as fans and the shared connection we have in the Padres community. I also make silly vlogs for #PadresTwitter. Occasionally, I have a legit baseball take.