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Padres Fan Since '76

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

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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."

Josh Johnson to seek second opinion on arm injury


Might need a second Tommy John surgery

A Taste of Petco Park: Food Preview


A week or so ago, we were invited to participate in a food preview called A Taste of Petco Park along with other Padres and food/beverage bloggers.  Jon was my platonic plus one because he likes to...

Padres fans sing along to Top Gun scene


Between innings last night the Padres played the scene from Top Gun where Maverick serenades Charlie in the San Diego Naval Officer's Club.  If I'm being perfectly honest, I credit it for...

Team pranks Francoeur, told teammate is deaf


The Padres AAA organization, the El Paso Chihuahuas, convinced Jeff Francoeur that his teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. I'll let Pat Murphy the team's manager do the setup: We all yelled "heads...

FSSD reintroduces super slow-mo camera


It was announced today that Fox Sports San Diego would be reintroducing the super slow-mo Phantom Camera to their broadcasts to accompany their usual line of advanced baseball TV making...

Padres miss opportunity to be first to tattoo fans


I got an email a couple weeks back with this subject line: "Bastards stole your idea. What's next? Museum of oddities?" The stolen idea he mentions was for the Padres to hire tattoo artists from...

The Padres after 9 games


We heard all offseason from both GM Josh Byrnes and Manager Bud Black about how important it was for the Padres to get off to a good start to the season.  With both the Dodgers and Giants in the...

Which comes first the shutout by or of the Padres?


I've been out of town on bizness since last weekend and had very little access to a computer, so my blogging is a little bit behind.  While I was gone, the Padres were shutout for the first time. ...

Doubleheaders for Pads becoming rare


It's increasingly rare that Major League Baseball schedules a doubleheader. In the 70's it was a pretty common occurrence for all teams. In the 1971 season the Padres played 20 doubleheaders, the...

Who's the celebrity at the Padres game?


Best Padres jerseys according to Little Leaguers


Little Leaguers have chosen which jersey they want to wear and we have the rankings.

FSSD sets Opening Day ratings record


Fox Sports San Diego announced today that they scored their highest ratings ever for an Opening Day broadcast.  They set the record with a 4.03 household rating, which  is 147% hire than last...


Padres Media Preview Night 2014

Jon and I attended Padres Media Night on Monday on your behalf. There were some people there from the print media, a ton of radio people (some of which I don't think were invited) and a few...

Broadcasters go wild for Padres Ball Girl catches


In two Padres games, there's been two separate plays that made the broadcasters giddy with delight.  Both catches were made by Padres Ball Girls down the right field line.  If you only heard the...

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