While watching either hapless team, one feels a growing sense of dread and impending disaster. I find the experience of watching a San Diego game eerily similar to viewing a speech by President Obama. In either situation--watching one of my hometown teams trying to win a game or watching the president struggling to sell tax hikes--I know upfront that it's going to be a long, drawn-out, unpleasant ordeal that repeats numerous previous mistakes and leads to the same unsatisfactory conclusion.
It seems that none of them--the Padres, the Chargers, or the president--ever seems to learn their lessons.
Photo: AP, Charles Krupa