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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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Padres Ownership expected a postseason berth

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One of the reasons that's being given for the Josh Byrnes firing is that the current Padres team didn't live up to expectations. Padres President Mike Dee was asked during today's press conference...

Padres considering hiring Kevin Towers

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The Padres fired Josh Byrnes this afternoon and with a vacated position available the rumors have started. Sometimes I get the feeling that Padres President Mike Dee is obsessively pining for...

Chase Headley has a herniated disk

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More injury news for the Padres.  Ken Rosenthal is reporting via Twitter that 3B Chase Headley has received an epidural injection to treat a herniated disk in his lower back. Source: #Padres’...

FSSD's pregame set looks great in left field

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Pssst. PSSST! You there... come closer... there... like that.

Medal of Honor recipient to throw Padres 1st pitch

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Yesterday the President awarded Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Afghanistan.  The award was presented to him for shielding his fellow Marine by diving...

Gwynn celebrated throughout city of San Diego

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City of San Diego Today, June 19th, the city of San Diego honored Tony Gwynn.  Mayor Kevin Faulconer encouraged San Diego residents to wear Gwynn gear in a tribute to the hitter. I'm...

#AllTheGwynn

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Tony Gwynn Memorial Tribute announced

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It was announced last night prior to the game that, as expected, the Padres will be holding a Tony Gwynn Memorial tribute at Petco Park.  The event will take place next Thursday, June 26th at 7:19. ...

SDSU ATHLETICS: TRIBUTE TO TONY GWYNN - 1960-2014

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SDSU ATHLETICS: TRIBUTE TO TONY GWYNN - 1960-2014 (via goaztecscom)

SDSU ATHLETICS: TONY GWYNN MEMORIES - 1960-2014

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SDSU ATHLETICS: TONY GWYNN MEMORIES - 1960-2014 (via goaztecscom)

Tributes to Tony

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The tributes to Tony Gwynn have been phenomenal. The one thing, as fans,  that we don't need to worry about with either Tony Gwynn or Jerry Coleman is a sense of regret. Regret that they didn't...

Tony Gwynn's friends react to his passing

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It's hard to put into words what Tony Gwynn means to San Diego.  I'm still trying to come to grips with it.  Every time I'd hear about his deteriorating health, I would momentarily think about what...

Gwynn's condition had worsened, passed away Monday

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Update: Tony Gwynn has passed away: We are terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend, Tony Gwynn. Rest in peace, Mr. Padre. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 16, 2014 ...

Fowler losing his patience, emails Fox Sports

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Yesterday we heard on Darren Smith's show that Padres President Mike is extremely disappointed in the team and its offensive production. We learn today that Padres Chairman Ron Fowler too is...

Mike Dee is "extremely disappointed"

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Mike Dee interview with Darren Smith (MP3) Dee is extremely disappointed and not happy about the Padres current standing.  "Just extremely disappointing.  This is unexpected, to be 10 games...

The Padres have been shutout 11 times in 66 games

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Yesterday marked the 11th time the Padres were shutout this season, giving them the Padres' record after 65 games.  Today they are tied with the 1969 Padres for most shutouts in 66 games.  That's...

The Padres score 200 runs... in 66 games

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The Padres are still last in the MLB in runs scored, but they finally hit the 200 run barrier in their 66th game.  Only the 1972 Padres took longer to get to 200 runs, hitting the total in 68...

Padres having trouble scoring more than three runs

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I saw this interesting tweet from Craig Elsten that reveals another example of the 2014 Padres' offensive futility: 39 times out of 64 games this year (61%) the @Padres have scored 3 runs or...

Padres game in Philly likely to be delayed by rain

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It looks like tonight's Padres game might be delayed due to thunderstorms in the Philadelphia area. Pregame: Lane returns to El Paso | UTSanDiego.com As of 3:40 p.m. Eastern Time, the tarp is...

Byrnes reveals why he chose Johnny Manziel

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My notes from the interview in bullet point form.

Padres pick Johnny Manziel in MLB draft

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There's a time and a place for a baseball team to goof off.  The Padres chose poorly on both fronts in their latest publicity stunt.  In case you haven't heard, they drafted professional football...

Which Padres players would you keep or kick?

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I've been thinking about creating this poll for the past several weeks, but until this morning I was too lazy.  I'm interested in knowing which players you want to keep and which you want to...

Gyorko has Plantar Fasciitis; likely headed to DL

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Corey Brock reports that Jedd Gyorko has been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis pain in his feet since May 30 in Chicago. So that explains why he's been hitting so poorly since March 30!   Okay...

The Padres have won 72% of their games on May 31st

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The Padres have their highest winning percentage on May 31 if you don't count the few games in the last two days of March. Date Wins Games Win % 30-Mar 1 ...

Modern mock-ups of Padres uniforms in retro colors

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Of those that want to Bring Back the Brown and gold, I'm in the minority.  I don't want a modern take on the old uniforms.  I'd prefer if the Padres would just choose any retro uniform from...

Josh Byrnes interviewed by Darren Smith

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My notes.

1990 LA Times article

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However, this notion of navy blue does not sit well. Colors, to me, are as big a part of a team's identity as the nickname.

Padres Swing Into Spring in Navy Blue - Los Angeles Times Cap Tip: @VocalMinoritySD

Almost Padres Logo

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Cap Tip: Lobshots

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