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Blogging the Padres since 2/14/2005. Joined the fledgling SB Nation the same year.

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Streakers rushed the field at Petco Park yesterday


Some people really hate streakers. One of those people is Ted Leitner. Great job by Elite guys & SDPD yesterday in taking the 2 bozos off the field during #Padres game. Players on the field....

Baby T-Rex throws out first pitch at Padres game


The Padres had a baby T-Rex throw out the first pitch at the game today, it too was given no run support.  The dinosaur is one of the stars of an upcoming live-action show based on the BBC's series...

Padres sell suite seats during broadcast


Last night the Padres promoted their On Deck Suite seats by having the team's TV broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Mark Grant call the game from them. Broadcasting from the #OnDeckSuite tonight,...

Cody Decker anchors sports on KTSM


Cody Decker anchors sports on KTSM NewsChannel 9 El Paso Chihuahuas

Parent dives into scrum for HR ball while holding baby


Attendance was 2nd lowest in Petco Park history


Last night the Padres hosted the second lowest attendance in Petco Park history, just 443 fans too many to tie the record. This is historically a slow time of year for fan attendance.  Look at the...

Matt Bush interviewed in prison


Former Major League Outfielder Gabe Kapler interviewed his former Minor League teammate Matt Bush, in prison.  Bush is a known in San Diego for being the Padres number 1 draft pick in 2004 and the...

Compiling Padres Line scores


I'm not quite sure why I compiled all the Padres offense's Line Scores, except that I was curious.  I wanted to see which inning the Padres tend to score the most runs and the least.  It turns out...

Blow off some steam, rant about your team


I love a good Twitter rant.  It's my feeling that these exercises in venting about your team are healthy.  Fans need to take the opportunity to blow off some steam every so often.  Baseball is an...

Pitching keeping Padres in race


The 2014 Padres have allowed their opponents to score at total of 100 runs after 28 games.  That ties them with the 1985 and 2002 Padres for 4th among all Padres teams.  The 2010 (92), 1972 (95)...

Building demolition during ballpark construction


Fox Sports San Diego recently aired an episode of Spotlight about the building of Petco Park.  The show was really well done and I hope they replay it a few more times so everyone gets a chance to...

Bumble Bee Grand Opening at Candy Factory


As an important and influential member of the community, I was invited to attend the grand opening of the Bumble Bee Tuna headquarters in the newly renovated Showley Bros. Candy Factory at Petco...

Tony Gwynn Jr. says his dad is doing alright


Yesterday Los Angeles radio host David Vassegh asked Tony Gwynn Jr. about his father's health. "He's doing alright.  You know I think the reports are new to everyone else, but for the most...

Padres fandom map by Facebook "likes"


The New York Times has an interactive baseball map that you can zoom in and view fan allegiance down to the ZIP code level based on FaceBook "likes".  It's not much of a surprise that most Padres...

Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd Tommy John surgery


It's official now.  Josh Johnson will undergo his second Tommy John surgery tomorrow in Pensacola, FL. Josh Johnson will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow, per AJ Hinch. Dr. James Andrews will...

Padres play first extra-inning game of the year


I noticed a little earlier in the week that the Padres still hadn't played their first extra-inning game of the year.  Well it happened last night.  The Padres beat the Brewers in 12 innings thanks...

Gwynn doing good despite cancer treatment


The Union-Tribune's Kirk Kenney talked to Tony Gwynn about his recent departure from his SDSU baseball team and his indefinite return due to continued cancer treatment. Gwynn: 'I'm doing good' |...

Padres are 9-11 after 20 games


Last year after 20 games the Padres were tied for the worst start in franchise history with a record of 5-15.  This year they have 4 more wins and sit at a 9-11 record.  It's not a great start but...

Padres pitchers stingy with runs in first 19 games


Here's another interesting tweet, this one from Geoff Young of Ducksnorts. #Padres runs allowed through 19 G: 2012, 81; 2013, 93; 2014, 60. Only once has team allowed fewer than this year: 1985...

April runs hard to come by at Petco Park for Pads


I saw this tweet from Craig Elsten the other day about the Padres poor run production in April during the Petco Park era. The #Padres have sucked at scoring runs in April since moving to Petco....

Padres prove they're much better than Giants


Aside from a Mike Morse home run to centerfield, Eric Stults didn't give the Giants much to hit tonight.  He kept his team in the game for 6 innings and as luck would have it everything came up P...

April 19th still pretty close to the worst date


April 19th has historically been the worst date in Padres history, but because this year's Padres team lost on April 2nd, that date has now claimed that title. Although you'll notice that the...

Padres crush Giants 2-1


I went to the game last night. I was at Phil's BBQ and missed some exciting Chris Denorfia action in the first inning.  I'm watching the condensed game on the MLB app right now to figure out what I...

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."

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