For all of you out there who long for the days of "Donald Sterling and the Clippers," there is a new comedy playing in town. It's called "Then Came Ballard." The story is about a team owner who is trying to sign the National League's top player, a player who could win the West for the team. The problem is, this team owner couldn't negotiate a dog out of the pound, so the top ballplayer is left unsigned. Hence, a team destined for first place is now destined for the worst place--last.
Not since the Mel Brooks film "The Producers" have I seen a script full of characters trying so hard to lose money. But just like "The Producers," I think the Padres will make money. Fans will go to see them for one reason: comic relief.