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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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Anthony Carter Headed To Japan

There are conflicting reports of the ins-and-outs of it, but what is known is that right-handed reliever Anthony Carter is now a member of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional...

Cashner on cardboard: The new stuff

I finally got around to getting some 2014 baseball cards yesterday, albeit due to no effort on my part. A few showed up in my mailbox yesterday thanks to my pal Marcus. Along with four Joey Cora...

Quiz: Padres pitchers with a CG 1-hit shutout

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This is one of those quizzes where you get a free answer going into it, because you've already heard about the complete-game one-hit shutout gem Andrew Cashner pitched against the Tigers last...

Everth Cabrera Debuted 5 Years Ago Today

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This day five years ago two players made their major league debut with the Padres. One of them only lasted five more games, but you didn't click on a link about Walter Silva. Twenty-two-year-old...

Creating a team of guys who were Padres & Indians

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With the Padres in Cleveland to take on the Indians, I thought I'd revisit an old theme and mash together a team out of guys who played for both clubs. I've done this before with the Marlins, B...

Birthday Cards: "Alexia" Amarista

Don't worry, Topps finally figured out how to spell his name.

Aki Debuted 10 Years Ago Today

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This day ten years ago, Akinori Otsuka became the first Japanese-born player to see the field as a member of the Padres, beating Dave Roberts by a year and 12 days. Aki wasn't the first player from...

How Each Marlins Player Has Fared vs. Cashner

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The sample sizes? Oh, they're so small!

Marlins 8, Padres 2: Stults Gets Poor Results

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Well, that sucked. Eric Stults got rocked early and often, and Donn Roach didn't do much better in his place. All twelve Marlins fans who showed up were treated to a mess of runs. Giancarlo...

Quiz: Players who were both Padres and Dodgers

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How many of the 93 can you name in 10 minutes?

How Each Dodgers Batter Has Fared vs. Ian Kennedy

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A lot of HBPs in there.

How Each Padres Batter Has Fared vs. Zack Greinke

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Seth Smith and Will Venable have each had 13 AB against Greinke. What they've done with those ABs couldn't be more different.

Padres Release '09 Second-Rounder Everett Williams

After parts of five seasons in the low minors, 2009 second-round pick Everett Williams has been cut loose by the Padres organization.

Petco Park History: The First Hit

The first game at Petco Park was played nearly a month before the Padres' 2004 home opener.

Birthday Cards: Josh Bard

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It does not feel like Josh Bard should be 36 years old already, and it definitely doesn't feel like these cards have been around for five years. Life goes by so fast. One day you're pulling...

Quiz: Opening Night Roster

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How many members of the Padres' 2014 Opening Night 25-man roster can you name in five minutes?

Quiz: Padres Who Wore #1

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Twenty players have worn number 1 as a member of the Padres. How many can you name in four minutes?

San Diego State beats Arizona, 14 Padres to 9

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Fourteen former Friars are Aztec alumni, while Arizona has nine to its name.

Padres Clock In, Beat Royals 9-5

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Teamwork and togetherness was the theme of the day as nine Padres each drove in one run apiece in San Diego's 9-5 win over Kansas City. After the Friars jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the bottom of...

ST Game Thread: 03/26 Padres vs. Royals

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Getaway day! Our Padres break camp and come home tonight following this game against the Royals. The season is SO. CLOSE. you guys!! Today's lineup vs. @Royals 12:05pm PT Tune in to h...

Blast From The Past: Fall 1992 Topps Magazine

Gary Sheffield, John Kruk, and bad jokes dominate this two-decade-old Topps Magazine.

Stults and Medica Star In Padres 7-1 Win Over Cubs

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Eric Stults was nails, and his offense backed him up with a homer by Tommy Medica and four doubles.

Birthday Card: Scott Sanders

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Scott Sanders is best remembered by some (myself included) as the guy whose jersey Tony Gwynn once wore in a spring training game, but since today is his forty-fifth birthday he deserves to have...

Quiz: Padres Closers

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Can you name the 10 Padres pitchers with at least one 20-save season?

Arizona Beats Gonzaga, 9 Padres to 1

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Before Arizona and Gonzaga face off for their spot in the NCAA Sweet 16, here's a look at their alumni who have suited up for the Friars.

Mike Darr Would Have Turned 38 Today

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This was originally posted on March 21, 2013 as 'Mike Darr Would Have Turned 37 Today'. The age he would be and the age of his son have been updated to reflect the year which has passed. Today...

Birthday Cards: Tim Lollar, Professional Hitter

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Never mind all of Tim Lollar's work on the mound for a second; the man could swing a mean shillelagh. Lollar spent four years in San Diego, and went deep in each of them. In fact, Lollar had at...

MLBTR Offseason Review: San Diego Padres

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MLB Trade Rumors' Jeff Todd took a look at all the Padres' comings and goings since the end of last season.

12 Cards of #12 - Steve Finley Turns 49

Today is Steve Finley's forty-ninth birthday, and you know how I observe birthdays: with baseball cards. I'm not much of a Steve Finley collector, so I only have 12 Padres cards of him. Lucky for...

Padres beat Rockies or whatever

Aw crap, you guys. Last week I said I'd recap yesterday's game and ended up totally forgetting about it. I fell asleep during the game and when I woke up I headed over to a friend's house and did...

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