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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...

Mark Grant Dancing


Mark Grant Dancing (via FriarFan)

via bassingj

My first visit to Coors Field


I was on vacation last week touring National Parks in the Southwest United States.  My ultimate destination was Denver.  It wasn't until midway through the week that I came to the realization that...

Cashner had MRI, prescribed rest and rehab


It was announced on Saturday that Padres ace, Andrew Cashner, would be placed on the 15 day disabled list due to soreness in the elbow. He had an MRI this morning to find out the cause of the...

Kyle Blanks trade isn't rotten


Kyle Blanks was traded to Oakland several days ago for outfielder Jake Goebbert and a PTBNL. I was on vacation and mostly away from the internet so I'm just now looking through reactions from media...

Historically Padres win Game 40s


As you saw in a post from just a few days ago the Padres have their lowest winning percentage on the 36th game of the season.  Conversely the game with the highest winning percentage is Game 40. ...

Padres have lost 82% of their 36th games


I told you last year that the Padres were cursed on their 36th game of the season and then they lost again.  I tried to warn you, but not one of you would listen. They've lost 82% of their 36th...

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)...

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