Category — Padres
Did you know since April 24, the Cardinals and Padres were the 2 best clubs in the National League with 16-8 records?
San Diego won the opener of a 3-game set last night between the 2, but tonight my boys, with ace Adam Wainwright leading the way, smacked the Padres around something fierce.
Our blow by blow.
May 21, 2013 No Comments
First day back to the office and look who shows up.
Johnny Manziel created some excitement (including some from Nats’ Manager Davey Johnson) today in San Diego, where he was on hand to throw out the 1st pitch at the Padres-Nationals game at Petco Park. Manziel also took some hacks in the cage as Padres Manager Bud Black threw batting practice.
May 16, 2013 No Comments
Tennis legend “Rocket” Rod Laver made the rounds before Sunday’s Diamondbacks-Padres encounter in San Diego. Even the sometimes grumpy Kirk Gibson loosened up. Below, Laver poses with Arizona GM Kevin Towers and Gibby.
May 7, 2013 No Comments
Lee Elia delivered this all-time great 30 years ago today.
April 29, 2013 No Comments
Our “day” job has kept us a bit occupied. 3 days at San Diego’s Petco Park with the sizzling Brew Crew, who had their 9-game winning streak snapped by Edinson Volquez and the Padres Wednesday night. Our blow-by-blow.
April 25, 2013 No Comments
The Padres swept the Dodgers Wednesday night. Four of their 5 wins have come courtesy of Dodger Blue.
Maybe that explains why Tom Garfinkel, the Padres’ CEO, went the Leonard Tose route and heated up the Carlos Quentin-Zack Greinke feud again.
Earth to Tom. The Dodgers are going to drill Quentin again and then what? He can’t charge the mound again, so what are you going to cry about then?
April 18, 2013 No Comments
Our blow-by-blow of the Dodgers-Padres brawl at Petco Park on Thursday night.
April 12, 2013 No Comments
With Opening Day less than a week away, several baseball experts have been touting the Padres as one of the clubs that could surprise. San Diego had one of the best records in the 2nd half of the season last year, but had nothing to show for it.
This season, the Pads would need to prevail for a postseason berth (a wild card seems to be the most popular prediction) in a division that includes the world champion Giants and a Dodgers club that includes a convoy of Brinks’ trucks. Further, according to VegasInsider, the Dodgers are 10-1 (Angels, Nats and Tigers are also 10-1) to win the World Series, while the Giants are a 12-1 pick.
Injuries have also hurt the Padres in spring training. Third baseman Chase Headley could miss the 1st month with a broken thumb. And slugger Carlos Quentin, who has played the past couple of day in spring training, played in only 86 games last season and has been hobbling around in Arizona.
But hope spring eternal. It always does this time of year.
March 27, 2013 No Comments
Where’s Arte Moreno? Magic Johnson?
The usual suspects such as Roger Goodell, David Stern and Bud Selig are among a list of the 50 most powerful people (only 3 women) in sports. But Ed O’Bannon? That’s right. The former UCLA star could change the landscape of college sports with his suit against the NCAA.
March 6, 2013 No Comments
Like the Spurs, we believe the Angels might be good to go this season. At least we hope so as far as our boys Mahi and Bob Young are concerned.
Early favorites to win the World Series: Angels and Dodgers (6-1); Nationals and Tigers (7-1); Giants and Blue Jays (9-1); Reds, Yankees and Braves (12-1); Phillies (16-1); Cardinals (18-1); A’s and Rays (20-1); Red Sox (30-1); and just for the record, the punk-ass Cubs (70-1).
February 22, 2013 No Comments