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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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Gwynn out indefinitely as coach due to cancer

In the past week I'd been noticing that more and more people were coming to Gaslamp Ball looking for articles related to Tony Gwynn's health.  It made me worry because I figured it must mean that...

Padres' attendance in first 10 home games

I saw this tweet four days ago from VP of Marketing Wayne Partello regarding the Padres attendance. Actually the stat is that #PetcoPark is currently #7 in MLB attendance. #...

Switchfoot previews the Padres season

Deep down they still like the Red Sox

The Guardian doesn't find humor in Francoeur prank

When the Padres AAA team, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked Jeff Francoeur convincing him that his teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf, I sensed it was only a matter of time before there was a backlash from...

Bud Black's old-school style is hurting the team

"Amarista is clearly not one of the team’s three best hitters. The only player worse than him with the bat last year retired this offseason. Alexi is not only someone I don’t want getting the second most at-bats in any given game (or season) for the Padres, but he also offers nothing defense-wise and isn’t much of a base-stealer, either."

Josh Johnson to seek second opinion on arm injury

Might need a second Tommy John surgery

A Taste of Petco Park: Food Preview

A week or so ago, we were invited to participate in a food preview called A Taste of Petco Park along with other Padres and food/beverage bloggers.  Jon was my platonic plus one because he likes...

Padres fans sing along to Top Gun scene

Between innings last night the Padres played the scene from Top Gun where Maverick serenades Charlie in the San Diego Naval Officer's Club.  If I'm being perfectly honest, I credit it for...

Team pranks Francoeur, told teammate is deaf

The Padres AAA organization, the El Paso Chihuahuas, convinced Jeff Francoeur that his teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. I'll let Pat Murphy the team's manager do the setup: We all yelled "heads...

FSSD reintroduces super slow-mo camera

It was announced today that Fox Sports San Diego would be reintroducing the super slow-mo Phantom Camera to their broadcasts to accompany their usual line of advanced baseball TV making...

Padres miss opportunity to be first to tattoo fans

I got an email a couple weeks back with this subject line: "Bastards stole your idea. What's next? Museum of oddities?" The stolen idea he mentions was for the Padres to hire tattoo artists from...

The Padres after 9 games

We heard all offseason from both GM Josh Byrnes and Manager Bud Black about how important it was for the Padres to get off to a good start to the season.  With both the Dodgers and Giants in the...

Which comes first the shutout by or of the Padres?

I've been out of town on bizness since last weekend and had very little access to a computer, so my blogging is a little bit behind.  While I was gone, the Padres were shutout for the first...

Doubleheaders for Pads becoming rare

It's increasingly rare that Major League Baseball schedules a doubleheader. In the 70's it was a pretty common occurrence for all teams. In the 1971 season the Padres played 20 doubleheaders, the...

Who's the celebrity at the Padres game?

Best Padres jerseys according to Little Leaguers

Little Leaguers have chosen which jersey they want to wear and we have the rankings.

FSSD sets Opening Day ratings record

Fox Sports San Diego announced today that they scored their highest ratings ever for an Opening Day broadcast.  They set the record with a 4.03 household rating, which  is 147% hire than last...


Padres Media Preview Night 2014

Jon and I attended Padres Media Night on Monday on your behalf. There were some people there from the print media, a ton of radio people (some of which I don't think were invited) and a few...

Broadcasters go wild for Padres Ball Girl catches

In two Padres games, there's been two separate plays that made the broadcasters giddy with delight.  Both catches were made by Padres Ball Girls down the right field line.  If you only heard the...


Padres Opening Day 2004

There's been a big deal made of the Padres having both an Opening Night (3/30 @ 5:05) and an Opening Day (4/1 @ 3:40) this season.  Did you know that the Padres first regular season game played at...

Byrnes talks about Quentin's injury

Pregame interview with Josh Byrnes Byrnes thinks the Padres pitching is better this year than last  and has the potential to be dominant. Byrnes decided to carry three catchers because Yasmani...

Make your 2014 Padres Predictions

Vague generalities will not be accepted nor tolerated.

Carlos Quentin likely to start the season on DL

Even though Carlos Quentin and his rickety knees are perpetually causing him to be sidelined, it still caught me off guard hearing this afternoon's news from Bud Black.  Word is, there's a pretty...

Watching #SDLive get made at FSSD studios

Hey Dudes, I wrote this blog post on March 20th about our trip to see #SDLive get made on the 19th. I wanted to wait to publish the post until I saw the finished product on TV which, due to our...

Fox Sports San Diego Spring Training Trip Video

Embedded below you'll find Fox Sports San Diego's video from last weekend's trip to Spring Training.  The passenger manifest consisted of FSSD employees, elite Padres bloggers, contest winning...

Petco Park study shows mixed results

An analysis of Petco Park's impact on downtown San Diego after 10 years was released yesterday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR).  It showed that the number...

More changes to be seen at Petco Park this season

I wrote a blog post last week about some of the changes at Petco Park, but there's quite a few I missed. Padres President Mike Dee talked to Darren Smith late last week about the first phase of a...

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