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

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A.J. Hinch is interviewed by Darren Smith

A.J. Hinch interview with Darren Smith (MP3) Hinch leaves for Spring Training for 45 days on February 11th. The 7 player trade with the Rays was in the works for the last few months.  The two...

Josh Byrnes discusses the Padres' trade

Josh Byrnes interview with Lee Hamilton and Jay Paris (MP3) Josh Byrnes keeps a call log of all of his trade discussions.  This trade with the Rays was worked out over the course of 3 months and...

Jeff Sullivan: Great Hitting Beat Great Pitching

Padres' 7 player trade with the Rays is FRESH!

The general consensus around the internet is that the Padres trade with the Rays will indeed benefit the Padres organization.

Fans shake Jerry Coleman's statue's hand

You may remember back in 2011, Dex and I thought we'd come up with a series of new traditions for Padres fans.   After some inspiration from my recent road trip to Chicago and subsequent stop at...

Gwynn Field at Poly High

PA announcer comments on the loss of his job

I sincerely feel bad for anybody losing their job, especially one they love.  Hearing that former Padres PA announcer Frank Anthony is upset is unsettling. Bernie Wilson spoke with Anthony this...

Game Thread: 9/11/1985, Padres vs. Reds

The season is still a few months off and so we Game Thread another classic game. This game is from September 11, 1985 when Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record with his 4,192nd...

Quiz: Match these 25 Padres to their nicknames

Over the weekend I discovered that Sporcle.com gives us the option of making matching quizzes.  Since our buddy TheThinGwynn loves to be all matchy, I thought I'd create a quiz for him... and...

Padres sign Blaine Boyer

Patiently waiting for Padres

If this is what Miss California 2013, Mabelynn Capeluj, looks like waiting for baseball season then I'm in no rush for the season to begin.

Opening Day festivities will happen at 2nd game

Must Reads Best and Worst Padres Home Openers jbox Must Reads Best and Worst Padres Home Openers Yesterday it was announced that the Padres would host the...

Padres are NL sleeper says ESPN's Paul Swydan

Don't sleep on the Padres, they have the potential to be better than expected.  Paul Swydan writes on ESPN's Insider that, like last year, he'll pick the Padres as the NL sleeper. San Diego...

San Diego State University honors Jerry Coleman

Last night San Diego State University paid tribute to "The Voice of the Padres" Jerry Coleman, who died at age 89 earlier this week from complications resulting from a fall and subsequent head...

"Remembering Jerry Coleman" premiers tonight

Fox Sports San Diego has just announced that they'll be airing a tribute to our beloved Jerry Coleman tonight after the conclusion of their coverage of the Clippers game.  The show "Remembering...

Remembering Jerry Coleman

Remembering Jerry Coleman (via The Mighty 1090)

Dave Campbell standing up for his friend Jerry

I watched this Jerry Coleman appearance on MLB's Hot Stove on Veterans Day and got a kick out of the story that Matt Vasgersian tells at the 7:20 mark. I meant to blog about it at the time, but...

⌂ Sports Padres / MLB Padres icon Jerry Coleman remembered

"When I think about Padres baseball - I think of Jerry." - Tony Gwynn

Ted Leitner & Tony Gwynn Share their Fav Jerry Coleman stories (via MartyTimeTV)

Jerry Coleman Statue open until 11:30 tonight

The Padres have said that due to Jerry Coleman's death today they'll leave the area around his statue open to the public until 11:30 p.m. tonight. I went downtown for about a half hour after I...

The most active Gaslamp Ballers of 2013

Happy New Year! I'd just like to formally thank everyone who has read and participated here at Gaslamp Ball in 2013.  Honestly I don't know how you did it, but thanks for sticking with us and...

Can you name the top players for each season?

I'm dealing with a mild case of writer's block.  Combine that with the fact that there's not much Padres news floating around right now and I'm left struggling to find something to write about. ...

Yonder Alonso attends concert with A-Rod

Byrnes talks instant replay and Headley's contract

Here's my notes from Josh Byrnes' interview on the Mighty 1090.

Baseball Card Vandals

Tony Gwynn is the 75th greatest baseball player according to Posnanski

1984 San Diego Padres: A Dedicated Season

A video recap of the 1984 season

Padres finalize Benoit deal and DFA Adys Portillo

Doctors take time with Benoit's physical, make sure to take a good long look at him.

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