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My original incarnation was as The Third Giles. I'd perused GLB without signing up for some time and had just gotten out of the shower and was watching the Padres game wearing nothing more than a hat. My wife came downstairs to get a midnight snack (East Coast time, mind you), took one look at me and asked "Who do you think you are, the third Giles or something?" With that, a legend was born. As we all know, Marcus went the way of the buffalo and then we picked up Aid's bruddah Edgar so I became a brand new TTG...

...but you can just call me Joe

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User Blog

Dodgers Slayers: A Visual Representation


Another day, another diagram. I was looking up Padres who have historically hit well against the Dodgers, and I noticed that there was very little overlap between the high-average guys and the ones...

Padres HR leaders by position


What's better than charts? GRAPHS.

Missions lose despite Renfroe and Asencio's bats

The San Antonio Missions, San Diego's AA affiliate, scored six runs Thursday evening on 11 hits, four of which were doubles and one that went out of the park. Unfortunately, the Midland RockHounds...

Quiz: Players who finished 2nd to Tony Gwynn in BA


Eight seasons, eight players

The Career-Long-Padres team


Tony Gwynn is a given, but who else makes the team of guys who never played for any other team?

Padres hit leaders by position


You know which Padre collected the most hits as a right fielder, but some of the other positions might surprise you.

Middle names of Padres infielders from the 1990s


I have always been fascinated by middle names and infielders, and the 1990s is my favorite era of Padres baseball, so I looked up every infielder who played for the Padres between 1990 and 1999,...

Game Thread: 07/06 Padres vs. Giants

Jesse Hahn vs. that Lincecum guy

Quiz: Padres SP since Jake Peavy was traded

34 pitchers have started at least one game for the Padres since Jake Peavy was traded to the White Sox nearly five years ago. How many can you name in 7 minutes?

Current Padres' middle names


Burton, Litchfield, Lindon, Jamieson, and Lowell are just the tip of the iceberg.

Brooks Conrad & all the other 11s in team history


I'm a nerd about uniform numbers, so  when I hear that the Padres acquired or called someone up one of the first things I do is try to find out what number he'll be wearing. Fortunately for me,...

Quiz: Padres who hit below .200 in a season

11 different Padres players have hit below .200 in over 200 AB or more in a season. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

19 cards of #19

I haven't even written this post yet, but I'm already thinking about the sequel. It was so difficult to select just 19 cards of Tony Gwynn to feature; each of the hundreds of cards I leafed through...

Stults looks to close first half on a high note


I feel like I say this at the 81-game mark every year, but it does not seem like half of a baseball season has already passed. The Padres will try to end a frustrating first half with a win tonight...

Game 80 preview: Ross vs. McCarthy, again

The Padres are back in action tonight following a Thursday off. They're back at home after taking two out of three games from the division-leading Giants in their house. Coming to town are the...

Quiz: 1993 Padres roster


46 different players spent time on the 1993 fire-sale Padres. How many can you name in 8 minutes?

Quiz: 100 steals with the Padres


11 players have stolen 100 bases as a member of the Padres. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

Irving Falu is now Irving: Friar

The Padres claimed infielder Irving Falu off of waivers from the Brewers today. I'd heard of the guy before, but his name and the fact that he was drafted by, but didn't sign with, the Padres in...

All 9 Times The Padres Have Been No-Hit: A Summary


It feels like less than a year ago that I was writing this about the eighth time the Padres got no-hit. Oh, wait...

Cashner back to the DL; now it's his shoulder

Last night when the word came down that Andrew Cashner would not be making his scheduled start tonight, all we were told was that the Padres were "being conservative with him". Well, now it looks...

Cashner scratched, Despaigne to make MLB debut

Sheesh. The news about the Padres keeps rolling in so fast that it's hard to keep up with it. Between the dismissal of GM Josh Byrnes and rumors about who will replace him, and Mike Dee's assurance...

Mike Dee says Black's job is secure this season


Padres President and CEO Mike Dee addressed the media following Sunday's 2-1 loss to the discuss the dismissal of Josh Byrnes. After he opened the floor up for questions, the second query he...

Padres fire GM Josh Byrnes

Josh Byrnes is out; who's in remains to be seen.

Quiz: The other NL BA champs during Gwynn's career


In Tony Gwynn's 20-year career, only nine other guys led the NL in batting average. How many can you name in two minutes?

Game Thread: 06/19 Padres vs. Mariners

"We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that's two in a row. If we win one tomorrow, that's called a winning streak. It has happened before." Who said that and when? Also, what did you...

Alonso hits the DL, Goebbert takes his place

As expected, Yonder Alonso was placed on the 15-day DL; taking his place on the 25-man roster will be outfielder and first baseman Jake Goebbert. The next game Goebbert plays for the Padres will be...

Hahn to take hill v. M's; was great last time out


After an emotional win last night, the Padres are back at it this afternoon, looking to even up their season series with the Mariners after dropping the first two games up north. Jesse Hahn will...

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