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Tony Gwynn Memorial Tribute announced


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 (via goaztecscom)



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

Tributes to Tony


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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


My notes from the interview in bullet point form.

Padres pick Johnny Manziel in MLB draft


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?


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


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


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


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


My notes.

1990 LA Times article


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


Cap Tip: Lobshots

Jerry Coleman's plaque on Mt. Soledad


Over the weekend I went to the beach in La Jolla and decided to make a side trip to the top of Mt. Soledad.  The weather had finally cleared up on Sunday and the views were tremendous.  I also...

Fowler says team color change "not likely"


It was no coincidence that I attended three games in a row on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in which the Padres wore their 1984 uniforms.  I specifically went to see and support the team as they...

Fantography by Andy Strasberg


Arcadia Publishing contacted me about a month ago to ask if I'd like to read an advance copy of Andy Strasberg's latest Fantography book and talk to the author.  I jumped at the chance, especially...

Dee has "full confidence" in Byrnes and Black


My notes from the radio interview.

Robbie Erlin to the DL


The Padres just announced that yet another pitcher has been placed on the disabled list with elbow soreness.  This time it's Robbie Erlin.  Arm injuries have become an epidemic for the Padres. ...

Darren Smith has a scathing critique of the Padres poor performance (MP3)


Four people have suggested to Darren Smith that GM Josh Byrnes is at the end of the plank. "This place is a powder keg right now."

Which Padres opponent draws the most attendance?


I could have made time to go to either of the past two games, but I just didn't really have any interest in seeing the Padres play the Twins.  I questioned myself and I think it's because I'm...

Byrnes interviewed on "Padres Social Hour"


A few notes: The Padres have "hung in there", Byrnes hopes now the team can get some momentum going. The plan right now with Andrew Cashner is to see if his symptoms completely disappear and...

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