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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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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...

Padres player prop bets

Here's some Padres player prop bets sent to me by Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

Bud Black interviewed by Darren Smith

My notes from the Buddy Black interview

Byrnes discusses Josh Johnson injury

Here's my notes from yesterday's interview

Watching Brooks Conrad on the back fields

On Saturday morning at 11 am, "Fast" Eddie, the driver of the Fox Sports San Diego's  Fan Express Bus, picked us up our hotel in Glendale and delivered us to the Peoria Sports Complex.  With two...

Alliterative Padres Names

You've probably heard by now, but Dex and I hitched a ride on Fox Sports San Diego's new Fan Express bus to Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona last Friday.  Dex was asked to be one of the bloggers...

Black names Cashner as Opening Night Starter

If you were at the Leadership Q&A at Padres FanFest in February you know that a masculine child asked Bud Black who he'd choose to pitch the home opener, and Black nodded towards Andrew Cashner...

Photos of the changes around Petco Park

Your buddy Jonny Dub was down at Petco Park this afternoon letting his kids get some fresh air and run around the playground.   He texted me photos of some of the changes that Mike Dee teased that...

Wieland's tricep sore, not ligament

Ah good news!  Jeff Passan's worst case scenario of a torn UCL diagnoses for Joe Wieland doesn't seem likely anymore.  Padres beat writer Corey Brock passed along information directly from...

Wieland to have an MRI today for sore elbow

Fears of another torn UCL linger

Padres release list of 50 PA finalists

Yesterday the Padres released their list of the 50 finalists for the Padres PA position. I can't believe they haven't made more cuts after all this time.  Bud Black is cutting players left and...

"Swing for your Seats" promotion now in progress

The Padres have a promotion going on right now at Petco Park.  It's called "Swing for your Seats".  Each fan gets two 70 mph pitches from a pitching machine and if they have never played D1 or...

Huston Street spies on Carlos Quentin

As much as I like the Padres players they are mostly terrible at using their Twitter accounts. The most frustrating is probably Cameron Maybin who has one of the best personalities on the team,...

Padres playing catch from the top of a skyscraper

I was just re-watching MLB's Triumph and Tragedy episode about the 1984 San Diego Padres.  I've had the DVD sitting around since 2009 and probably watched it a half dozen times.  It's got some...

Major League Mullet

Josh Byrnes interviewed by Coach Kentara

Kentera's interview, my notes.

First umpire review takes less than 3 minutes

I was pleasantly surprised by how little time the two video replays took to complete in yesterday's game against the D-Backs. Pair of calls upheld by replay in Padres-D-backs game | padres.com:...

Always Be Closing

No surgery for Maybin, could be back in 4 weeks

This is why we keep the faith.

Famed Squatcher backs Padres PA announcer finalist

I don't think I mention this much on the blog but I'm genuinely really interested in cryptozoology, the paranormal, conspiracy theories and aliens.  Probably more so than baseball.   ...

FSSD confirms Katie Osborne to host Padres POV

Katie Osborne unwittingly just kept leaving us clues on her Twitter timeline that she was coming to San Diego to become Fox Sports' new reporter and Padres POV host.  To solve the Mystery of the...

Brook Roberts joins FSSD, co-hosting #SDLive

Fox Sports San Diego has given their weekly show #SDLive a makeover. Laura McKeeman unfortunately left FSSD and has been permanently and officially replaced as full-time host by, as the announcer...

A floating stadium for San Diego

I've heard the idea kicked around for a Chargers stadium to be built out on San Diego Bay a few times over the past decade.  Until today though I'd never known that the idea was seriously...

FSSD officially announces preseason TV schedule

As previously reported Padres fans may get to watch up to 13 games before the regular season starts.  Fox Sports San Diego will broadcast 10 of them.  It's so exciting for those of us that have...

Headley has grade 1 calf strain, out 3 weeks

MRI helps diagnose Headley's calf strain

Byrnes talks about Headley's injury

My notes from this afternoon's interview.

Mike Dee says names on back of jerseys matter

Mike Dee talked to Darren Smith on February 20th, I listened and took notes today.

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