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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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No regrets, even after fan backlash


I'm watching the Padres Social Hour videos, capturing quotes and commenting here and there. Here's part one, part two is as follows: Fans want to remove their commemorative bricks if the plaza...

Dee defends decision to name plaza after Bud Selig


I'm just now watching and listening to Padres President Mike Dee's appearance on Padres Social Hour. Why name the Hall of Fame plaza after Selig? Immediately he is asked why the Padres chose to...

Mike Dee will answer angry fan questions


Padres President/CEO Mike Dee will appear on Padres Social Hour this afternoon to duck and dodge angry questions from fans trying to figure out what possessed the team to name their Hall of Fame...

Forevermore it shall be known as B.S. Plaza


The critics of the newly named Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza at Petco Park have been understandably upset with the Padres organization.  They've also been hilarious. Upon scanning Twitter this...

Padres name plaza after Bud Selig


Padres bribe Bud Selig with naming honor in exchange for All-Star Game

Dancing Friar still dancing


I love that the score is 10-1 and the Dancing Friar is still gyrating.

Bud Selig brings his farewell tour to SD


Mercifully Bud Selig has stepped down and Rob Manfred will take his place as baseball commissioner in the new year.  Selig, after seeing the attention that Jeter has garnered, decided to conduct...

Black reaches 600 win milestone behind Bochy


Yesterday Bud Black claimed his 600th Padres win as manager.  Black was the second Padres manger to tuck 600 wins into upper most elastic trim of his jock strap.  Former manager Bruce Bochy reached...

Road Gray uniforms have worst record in baesball


As if there wasn't enough reason to despise the generic gray road Padres uniforms, now we find out that they promote losing. Chris Creamer from SportsLogos.Net (and Canda, which explains his...

Preller will run Baseball Operations, not Dee


There seemed to be a common consensus from fans and the media alike when A.J. Preller was hired to be the Padres' General Manager.  Preller would succeed as long as he had control of Baseball...

The Fanny Pack is back!


I feel like a visionary because last December when all the other Padres fans were arguing about whether they wanted Padres bobbleheads, wall art or a Petco Park replica, I was trying to make a case...

Scout Don Welke to join Preller with Padres


Well this is exciting news if you're into scouts with 49 years of experience coming to the Padres organization.  It will be announced shortly that Don Welke will leave the Texas Rangers and join...

Yonder Alonso out for season with injury


Last season Padres 1B Yonder Alonso was hit by a pitch and broke some bones in his hand.  That's the kind of injury you might expect from being hit by a baseball thrown at high speed. I've found...

Should pitchers be allowed to win the MVP?


I was taking a walk this evening and listening to the Padres game on the radio.  During the broadcast Ted Leitner was talking about an article in the LA Times suggesting that Clayton Kershaw may...

QUIZ: Padres All-Time leaders in bWAR


I was checking out the Padres page on Baseball-Reference.com and noticed that they've added pictures for the top 20 All-Time leaders in WAR on the main team page.  Maybe those photos have been...

A.J. Preller interviewed by Darren Smith


Here are my notes from the interview.

Preller's suspension


Francoeur nearly had his revenge on Cody Decker


Cody Decker a player for the El Paso Chihuahuas has gained quite a bit of notoriety for playing pranks on his teammates.  The difference between Decker and other clubhouse pranksters is that he...

Padres Press Conference to announce GM Hire


I'm going to attempt to Live Blog this Padres press conference that will, with any luck, announce the hire of A.J. Preller as their new General Manager. Organizational announcement coming up at...

Preller looks to be a FRESH hire for the Padres


The cat's out of the bag. The Padres want to make A.J. Preller their next General Manager.  No matter how hard Chairman Ron Fowler tries to stuff the cat back into the bag, the news and the cat are...

Preller the new Padres GM


According to Ken Rosenthal the Padres have hired A.J. Preller as their new GM.  The Padres lose one A.J. and pick up another the same day.   It'll be nice to hang the "no vacancy" sign on the GM's...

A.J. Hinch quits


A.J. Hinch gave his notice to Padres Chairman Ron Fowler that he'll be seeking employment elsewhere, effective immediately.  He was left in a tough situation when the Padres fired General Manager...

Billy Eppler the new Front Runner for Padres GM


Yesterday it was reported by CBS's Jon Heyman that Billy Eppler was the new front runner in the Padres GM search.  Just last week all signs were pointing to the Rangers' A.J. Preller. padres...

Saturday's game, the highest rated for FSSD


A few bits of news from Fox Sports San Diego.

Canadian province hates the Padres


Reddit's baseball sub has a topic about the most hated MLB teams in each of the United States and the Canadian provinces.  Yesterday I was sent a link to the Canadian map and was shocked to see...

Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into Padres HoF


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


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


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

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