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TheThinGwynn

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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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Campos has had ups and downs on path to San Diego

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Strikeout-machine Leonel Campos will get his first taste of the majors.

GameThread
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Game Thread: 08/30 Padres vs. Dodgers

Kennedy vs. Greinke

Hahn is back, Chris Nelson is going to be a dad

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Nelson is out for a few days on paternity leave, so Jesse Hahn get called back to take his spot.

Cory Spangenberg is getting called up by Padres

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Nothing official has been said yet, but he tweeted this and RT'd some congratulations. That means Monday, right?

GameThread
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Game Thread: 08/29 Padres vs. Dodgers

GO PADRES! BEAT L.A.! RUIN EVERYTHING!

Cashner takes on Haren in his Petco Park return

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It feels like it has been twelve years since Rene Rivera hit that single to sink the Brewers, but it's only been about 42 hours. 42 long hours. Thankfully, our wait is down to three hours until...

Decker homers in 4th straight, El Paso wins again

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Cody Decker set a team record by homering in his fourth straight game, but several other Chihuahuas had great days at the plate.

The Chihuahuas' radio crew did a really cool thing

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Tim Hagerty and company made a few Gaslamp Ballers really happy on Thursday night.

Chihuahuas Game Thread: Erlin gets the start

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Hey, who wants to listen to some baseball? The Padres have the night off to celebrate Carlos Quentin's birthday, but the AAA Paw-dres are in action to sate our appetite. The Chihuahuas are back...

Q turns 32

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...on an off-day, no less. Party time; excellent.

Lane & Chihuahuas win, Decker hits homer #25

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Versatile slugger and self-proclaimed antihero Cody Decker kept his hot streak alive Wednesday night in El Paso's 5-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He hit his third homer in as many days,...

You can skip this if you don't like baseball cards

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I've been trying to write this post for a week. I got a few hundred new Joey Cora cards for my collection and wanted to say something about it, but every time I open up the draft I stare at a blank...

Solarte has out-hit Headley since the trade

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Tomorrow would have probably been a better time to do this post because that will be the one-month mark since the Padres traded Chase Headley to the Yankees, but who knows if I'll get hit by a bus...

The best game at the plate by a Padres pitcher?

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I noticed that today is Woody Williams' birthday, so I was wracking my brain for something interesting to say about him when I recalled that he had arguably the best day at the plate by a Padres...

Wieland, Maybin & Francoeur factor in El Paso win

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Just about everything went El Paso's way on Friday night as the Chihuahuas beat the Nashville Sounds 7-3 to split a four-game series. Jonathan Galvez and Cody Decker had big days at the plate, but...

Catcher & hero, Officer Dan Walters turns 48 today

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Dan Walters' life has been one of perseverance. I could have written those words in 1992 when a 26-year-old Walters made his major league debut in his eighth pro season, in 1995 when he returned to...

Yeison homers in loss. This isn't yesterday's post

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Red-hot and can't be stopped! Yeison Asencio has given El Paso Chihuahuas fans a lot to cheer about in his brief time with the club.

Cashner loses rehab start despite 3 El Paso homers

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Yeison Asencio had a huge day at the plate in his second AAA game.

Yeison Asencio goes 2-2 in AAA debut

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Yeison Asencio was flawless at the plate in his AAA debut Monday, singling in both his at-bats and scoring a run in El Paso's 8-2 win over Nashville. This is good for him, good for the...

Jeff Francoeur designated for assignment

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Nearly a day after word came out that Rymer Liriano was getting called up to San Diego, the team made it official. As was expected, the Padres designated veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur for...

Padres minor leaguer retires to play football

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I've been a fan of (now-former) Padres minor leaguer Corey Adamson for awhile, even to the extent of following his winter league exploits back in his native Perth, Australia. When I saw a tweet...

Top OF prospect Rymer Liriano called up by Padres

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Less than 3 weeks after he was promoted from AA to AAA, Rymer Liriano is movin' on up yet again.

Chihuahuas light up LeBlanc on his 30th birthday

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Wade LeBlanc has moved around quite a bit since the Padres traded him for John Baker after the 2011 season. He split 2012 between the Marlins and their AAA affiliate in New Orleans, and began 2013...

Quiz: Current MLB General Managers

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How many can you name in 6 minutes?

Roach and Goebbert star in Chihuahuas win

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Tuesday was a good day down on the farm for Donn Roach and Jake Goebbert, both of whom have contributed to the big-league Padres this season. Roach allowed two runs, only one of which was earned,...

Q&A Twinterview with Myjah of Twinkie Town

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With the Padres in Minnesota for two games, we consulted a Twins fan to give us the low-down on what our boys will be up against.

Revisiting the 1995 & '96 deadline blockbusters

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Double deadline deal duo Marc Newfield and Ron Villone were traded together twice, and are the link between Andy Benes and Greg Vaughn.

A look back at the Nevin for Park trade

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On this day in 2005, Kevin Towers finally traded Phil Nevin. Well, he had already traded him three times, but this time it stuck. Nevin vetoed two of those trades -- most famously one after the...

Kennedy scratched; Jason Lane called up to start

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Ian Kennedy will be skipping his regularly scheduled start tomorrow and Jason Lane is being called up from El Paso to take the hill in his place. Kennedy won't be placed on the disabled list, as he...

Pinpointing the moment this picture was taken

I did a little investigating and determined precisely when the photograph on this Steve Garvey card was taken.

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