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MrDanielX

  • joined Jan 22, 2010
  • last login Jul 16, 2013
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I love me some Padres Baseball!

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Padres on Cardboard: MrDanielX Edition

Its been a while since I have contributed anything meaningful to Gaslamp Ball, for that I apologize. A combination of adjusting to married life, bitterness for being passed for for the Travelling...

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The Cable TV Situation and New Ownership

Hey guys! Its been a while since I have contributed to the blog in any way, which is unfortunate, however I am now married, and settled down and ready to contribute more. I've been lurking here...

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Hat: Getting Hitched (Preview)

When the Sisterhood of the Travelling Jersey was first conceived, I jumped at the opportunity, signing up with the perfect plan: Take it with me as I get married and head to my honeymoon. Is there...

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Fear and Loathing in San Diego: Padres Edition

It was a weekday in May. The brisk sea air hurried in the marine layer for another cool evening in San Diego. The hair on my face was getting long, as it should be. It is May Beard season as a S...

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My Ode to Seau: What he meant to me

Saturday, while running some errands. My fiancee said she didn't quite understand the extent of the grieving over Junior Seau. Considering how she has only lived in San Diego for 4 years, I could...

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Comparing Seasons: Why 2010 was the most fun since 1998.

Since 1998 the San Diego Padres World Series bound San Diego Padres we have had 5 winning seasons, 2 playoff appearances, and 2 "just missed" playoff seasons. All of these were fun in some way, but...

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Bell and Street: Byrnes is Good at Arbitrage

I am not ashamed of the fact that I love "The Extra 2%" I think most people do. Its the book by Jonah Keri about how the Rays became competitive with the Yankees and the Red Sox. One of the many...

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CBA Insights

Having a somewhat advanced understanding of the old CBA, I have some insight into the new CBA.  I am going to list some things here and open them for discussion. I am not a huge expert, but I do...

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Off Season Open Thread: Kotsay / Rule 5 / 40 Man / FA?

I have taken in upon myself to create an open thread to talk about all matter of Padres topics for the off season. Here are some possible topics: - More Kotsay signing analysis: For me, I still...

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The Backseat Owner: GM's Edition, 5 Reasons Jed should Stay

I am in panic mode.  Its no secret.  I love Jed.  I have agreed with pretty much every move he has made, even if they did not ultimately pan out.  Mostly because they have been well thought out...

Theo wants to Steal our GM

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NO! We must stop this! Jed has rebuilt our farm system and brought us a rare 90 win season. Sure this season was a down season, but I only see happy times ahead! Stop the evil Theo. Someone stop him!

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The Backseat GM: Arbitration Edition

I've got a lot going on in my life, wedding planning, work conferences, etc etc.  However, my love for the Padres runs deep.  As a former political campaign manager, and current political account...

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Hated Mariners, Beloved Seattle

The season is over. A 71-91 campaign leaves a sad feeling in ones memory.   However, for those of you who enjoy such posts, here is a quick entry on my visit to the lovely city of Seattle. Let me...

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If Healthy, I Predict 2012 Padres = NL West Title

I am a fan, and an optimist. After a season such as this one, I look at the good and the positive in my team and hope that more of that is to come. I find it fascinating how people on this blog, at...

Padres want to Extend Maybin

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This is all around excellent news!

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I am jumping ahead: This is why you hate the Dodgers!

The Dodgers are easy to hate.  Mostly because they are in our division, and because LA is a hateful place. Its a place of traffic, smog, tons of delusioned people thinking they are going to "Make...

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Going to SafeCo Field

I am going to Seattle in September to visit.  While there I will be catching a game at SafeCo Field to see the HATED Mariners play the HATED Yankee or the *HATED Royals.  As much as I will HATE to...

Padres to Increase Payroll in 2012

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Having a "Resting Place" is silly considering that player arb demands, salary demands and inflation will make it as affective as $40 sooner than later.

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Hitting a Petco Park: At a Glance

I am not a statistician, sabermetrical baseball dork, nor can I say I am even that good at anything above basic math.  I all of my accumulated statistical information come from: 1) Getting Wonk'd...

Rogue Umpires

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This example in the post makes me sick, and I don't even care about the Cubs. Also, notice any umpires in the list at the bottom that would draw the ire of Padres fans? Hmmmmm

Trading for prospects? No thanks!

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Here is a, IMHO, somewhat unfair article that focuses on the Padres and Astros. The article seems to say "Don't Trade for Prospects" but is really an article that says "Don't trade for bad prospects". I was ok with moving Adrian when we did. Still am for the most part. I think we probably should have looked for some major league level talent in the trade since we did win 90 games last year. Or opened the bank account a little deeper so we could have afforded something better for 1st base than Brad Hawpe, and maybe an outfielder better than Ludwick. Thoughts?

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Things Padres Could Do To Calm Hysteria

Well the trade deadline has come and gone.  I personally liked the moves.  I would have liked to see Qualls moved, but then, I doubt it would have been for much more than Ludwick moved for, which...

1998 MLB.com highlight reel

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Hard to say what was "better" 1984, or 1998. But for my money 1998 was harder fought. 1984 we came back from a huge deficit, but the Cubs are talented playoff losers. Garvey is a Dodger and general ass of a person involved in financial scams and being one step removed from a con-artist. The 1998 Padres had to defeat a Randy Johnson lead Astros team, and dispatch the Braves in their prime (though they themselves were a special type of playoff choker). I remember watching these games so intently, and loving how Sterling Hitchcock dismantled everyone.

Best Moment on Television EVER

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I was thinking today about Television. What was my single favorite moment in Television; All-Time. It would have to be Top of the 5th inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series when Tony Gwynn Homered off the first pitch delivered by David Wells to give the Padres a 4-2 lead, followed up by Greg Vaughn sending THE NEXT F'ing PITCH out of Yankee Stadium as well. I remember every inch of me tingling. I was in tears watching Tony's fat ass round the bases. I remember cursing and swearing in joy. I remember screaming when Vaughny crushed his. I remember giving fully into hope. What happened in the 7th inning is well documented, but no one can take that Top of the 5th, as a moment, away from me or Padres fans in general as a great moment in sports.

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Touring Tucson: Tortuous Moments in Sports

It was about two months ago that my girlfriend dropped a bomb on me.  She wanted to go to Phoenix Arizona to see her friend, and watch a dissertation defense.  I think I said something along the...

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The Extra 2%: A Gaslamp Ball Book Report

After listening to Darren Smith quote from and talk about the book: The Extra 2% by Jonah Keri; I took it upon myself to read this for our site.  The quote that made me wince and essentially pissed...

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Ok, We All See The Elephant In The Room

Its time to do something about it. I cannot stand to watch this team any more.  Flashes of brilliance blended with a horror stories of epic proportions. I didn't want to believe it, but in...

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Lake Elsinore on the Fourth: A Holiday Monday Treat!!

Here we are on another baseball adventure.  This time in lovely Lake Elsinore! I was inspired to make the hour long drive due to the regular comments from Darren Smith on my evening commutes....

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Breakfast at the Park: A Sunday Adventure

Breakfast at the Park: An Sunday Adventure in Breakfasttown USA I don't do pictures in my fanposts, mostly because I don't take them, and I don't get the pictures from my friends and family who...

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