Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924

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Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924

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Lessons in Loss

Throughout a 162-game season, The Padres, a team that was supposed to be successful this year, shocked fans by not making the postseason. After starting the season with The Major League’s third-biggest payroll at nearly 258 million dollars, fans believed this was the year. However, after playing poorly for the first half of the season, winning 35 games and losing 45, chances for making the playoffs were slim due to their division in the west. There are many talented teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers were out in front of the division by a landslide, while the Diamondbacks, through the mid-season, were almost neck to neck with the Padres’ record. 

This season wasn’t good. We had so much potential but didn’t succeed.

— Hank Hansen, junior

A night-time Padres game at Petco Park. Image via Chris Monell.

From September 1st onward, the Padres won 20 out of their 27 games played, and reports showed that if more games were played, they could’ve made the playoffs. When asking some fans their opinion about the season, Hank Hansen, a junior on the varsity baseball team, said, “This season wasn’t good. We had so much potential but didn’t succeed.”

Even after the season, the Padres had players and coaches alike thanking their fans for the consecutive support. In a White Socks Padres Interview on October 1st, Fernando Tatis Jr., the right fielder for the team, said, “I couldn’t be more grateful for them. I feel like every day they were out there supporting, cheering, screaming, and interacting. That’s one of the best parts of the game.” Even though this season turned out badly for the Padres, fans like Luke Fazio, a junior who said, “I think next year will be better with their young talent and a team full of elite players,” have hope for their next season.

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Logan Gunn, Staff Writer
Logan Gunn is a junior at La Jolla High School going into his first year of Journalism. Logan decided to take Journalism because of his love for writing and telling stories. From the first day he walked into the classroom, he knew that this would be the place for him due to the welcoming community and the great atmosphere. He loves telling different kinds of stories from different backgrounds and people. Logan wants to make La Jolla High a great space for everybody and wants to be a voice for everyone at the school-- teachers and students alike. He’s excited for what this year will bring and what he will accomplish with this great community.