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Padres Fan Since '76

Blogging the Padres since 2/14/2005. Joined the fledgling SB Nation the same year.

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Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into Padres HoF

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The Padres Hall of Fame has been neglected for far too long.  Sportswriter Tom Krasovic announced that he has joined the Hall's selection committee and that today they inducted Trevor Hoffman. ...

"Hey, Hey Number 19" by Steve Poltz

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Traveling Bard, minstrel and Padres fan Steve Poltz wrote a song to honor Tony Gwynn.  You just knew it was only a matter of time before the prolific songwriter would pen a tune for the man we all...

Hayhurst exposes culture of sex in baseball

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and accuses a his Padres teammates of rape 11 years ago.

Gwynn remembered at Hall of Fame induction

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The MLB Hall of Fame coverage started with a Night at the Museum style introduction. Players, photos and baseball relics alike came to life after the museum is closed to the public.  Near the end...

Bud Black Eye

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Bud Black has a black eye.  I heard about it on morning radio yesterday then promptly forgot to follow up about the cause.  In my prime blogging days I'd have been all over this news, now I just...

GameThread
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7/23/14, Padres @ Cubs

The Padres are in some seriously dark times. I can't see my hand in front of my face, it's so dark in here. If the Padres were turkey, they'd be the dark meat. Some prefer the dark meat, like...

Like cicadas...

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Mark Grant sings "Take me out to the Ballgame"

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I've already watched Mark Grant sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" twice and I think I've got a few more viewings in me before bedtime.  Take a look and a listen: 'Holy cow!' @Padres broadcaster...

Chase Headley trade to the Yankees is ROTTEN!

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After the 2012 season just about everybody wanted the Padres to sign Chase Headley to a long-term deal or wanted him traded.  Personally I wanted him traded.  I'm a self admitted fairweather...

Hinch discusses the Chase Headley trade

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Interim GM A.J. Hinch interview with Darren Smith (MP3) Trading Chase Headley was "It was a topic that needed to be addressed. A number of scenarios were going to happen. There is so much...

Brooks Conrad interviewed on Padres Social Hour

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Brooks Conrad was a guest on Padres Social Hour this afternoon. Dex  just told me that he had forgotten that the pre-game series was filmed in the Western Metal Supply Building in the back corner...

THANK YOU @Padres

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Huston Street trade is FRESH!

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The Padres traded All-Star closer Huston Street and Trevor Gott for Angels Taylor Lindsey, A.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris. The reviews of the trade are still coming in from media and...

Fox Sports San Diego ratings up 11% from last year

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Last year in 2013 the ratings jumped by 30% from 2012.  In 2014 the ratings hopped up an additional 11% over 2013.  A more modest increase considering Time Warner Cable coming on board during the...

Mr. Padre mural being painted downtown

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A group of local graffiti artists known as the Wildstyle Technicians gave 10 News a preview of their latest work of art last week.  It's painted on the facade of the Undisputed boxing gym in the...

Rumor: Towers could be hired as Senior Adviser

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Oh dude, Kevin Towers is totally coming back to work for the Padres, it's just a matter of time now. Sources: #Padres could bring back former GM Kevin Towers as senior advisor if #DBacks let him...

Chihuahuas to wear special jersey on August 3rd

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The El Paso Chihuahuas are crazy, but in a good way... I think.  Yesterday they unveiled a new jersey they'll wear on August 3rd to benefit the El Paso Humane Society. Now this is what @MiLB is...

MLB and Fox make a joint statement

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When I read the joint statement from the MLB and Fox I was amazed. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an extraordinary individual whose memory we have honored in...

Quiz: name the MLB NL All-Star game roster

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The MLB All-Star game is quickly approaching.  The Padres' lone representative announced that he won't be available to pitch in the game but he will attend. Ross will not pitch in All-Star Game |...

"2014 Sucks"

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I'm just catching up with Ron Fowler's radio interview from last week on the Mighty 1090. Below are my notes.

Chernoff turns down GM interview

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Seth Smith signing is rotten, so far

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The reviews are still coming in but I thought I'd just give you a sample of the hot takes while they're still hot.  I'm personally going to consider this signing "FRESH".  I think the Padres have...

Pour experience. Petco Park selling smaller beers at same price

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Tony Gwynn Memorial

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Jon and I went to the Tony Gwynn memorial at Petco Park Thursday night.  He had originally planned to pick me up at 6:30 but when I saw the crowds gathering via Twitter photos I started to panic...

Fans love the new location of FSSD's pregame set

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Fox Sports San Diego gets us.  Sometimes it seems like they know what we like before we do.  When they chose to remove their Padres Live set from the distant and dusty Park at the Park and...

Gwynn made Anti-Tobacco PSA before his passing

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It's only appropriate that some of Tony Gwynn's last words were advice to younger ballplayers.  He never stopped teaching.  He asked them to reconsider using tobacco in a brief statement..  The...

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