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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...


Mark Grant sings "Take me out to the Ballgame"


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!


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


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


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...



Huston Street trade is FRESH!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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


Seth Smith signing is rotten, so far


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


Tony Gwynn Memorial


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


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


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...

Keith Hernandez thinks Alex Torres is scared


The last time Padres fans had any reason to acknowledge Keith Hernandez's existence was in 2006 when he opined that women don't belong in the dugout. This because the Padres had hired a female...

Dee explains why he fired Byrnes


Mike Dee interview with Darren Smith (MP3) Dee thought it was time to make a change in the leadership of Baseball Operations.  It was a change that has been discussed over the last two months. ...

Josh Byrnes firing was rated FRESH


This firing was the equivalent of the Napoleon Dynamite movie.

Josh Byrnes talks about his firing


Josh Byrnes interview with Darren Smith (MP3) It's Byrnes birthday today.  This is not how expected to spend it. Byrnes has had a sense for a while that changes were coming.  "We had to win to...

Josh Byrnes not surprised by his firing


MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Host/Jim Duquette: "Are you surprised by the way things went down?"Josh Byrnes:  "Uh, not really.  I think there’s been an awful lot of change here as the new...

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