Nice Sure it is. I'll boast anytime a San Diego based team wins their division. I don't care what kind of excuses anybody wants to put on it. Do you think the 49er fans blew off their 1994 Superbowl championship because the competition in the SB was weak?... let that one sink in for a bit. (and no, i'm not saying divisional championship is the same, just making a point.) Well, yeah. A World Series appearance is definitely better than just winning the division. That kinda goes without saying. For starters you can't say that because they would've played a different schedule. But that's besides the point, because you want to know what the funny thing about "if" is? It's not reality. The reality is the Padres are, once again, defending NL West champions. Yeah, that's it. They only made the playoffs, nothing to brag about... ok It seems to me they smaked in enough to win the division two years in a row. I jumped to a simple conclusion there, most Charger fans say that. However, I don't see you on here talking about how inept the Chargers are despite their recent lack of success as compared to the Padres. (They're going to the Superbowl this year, however...) The offseason has just started, of course you don't see a winning product on the field yet. Now you're confusing me. First you insinuate that the Padres management isn't as satisified with their titles as I appear to be because they let Bochy go, you go on to inform me how he couldn't get the job done....then you completely change your tone and remind me how inept the personnel apparantly are. Obviously there's changes that need to be made... and they're making them. Are you insinuating there's no hope of the Padres winning? I never said it made you less of a fan. I mentioned my season ticket years because you questioned if I go to games or not. I've been following this team since I was 7 years old in 1987. You think I haven't been through inept seasons and piss poor management? The difference between me and a lot of Padres fans I talk to is that I can differentiate between current Padres management and Padres management from years past.