Padres

FEELING DODGER BLUE

Using the prophetic words of the former ace pitcher and sometimes philosopher Pedro Martinez, only changing them a bit to suit our needs, the following must be chiseled somewhere into stone: “The Dodgers are our daddy.” No arguing the fact. In case the Padres might have forgotten this truth to be...
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FRIDAY THE 13TH

Jason, the character who caused all of the trouble in the famous movie series Friday the 13th, wore a hockey mask to conceal his identity. It worked well enough for him to knife his way through several camp sites, gaining revenge on scantily-clad college kids doomed to succumb to unthinkable...
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Hall Of Fame Jon Miller Joined Gwynn & Chris!

Hall of fame broadcaster joined Gwynn and Chris today and you HAVE TO listen to him and all his great stories he told!
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CRAZY EIGHT

While it’s true that not every one of the Padres’ eight losses so far this season have been crazy ones, there certainly have been enough strange events through 10 games to make one feel as if something mysterious is afoot. No doubt that 2-and-8 is not great. Not good. Not acceptable. But some weird...
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Hand's Down

There is nothing more deflating to a Major League baseball team than when its star closer is struggling. You get beat, you can handle that. You feel like games are slipping away from you in the ninth inning, well, that can be a whole lot harder to swallow. The Padres know all about it after Hand-...
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Toast Of The Town

The incomparable Babe Ruth hit a home run every 11.76 times at-bat during his legendary career, the Bambino swatting a total of 714 home runs in all. Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva hardly belongs in any such power-hitting discussion just yet, but the 19,000-plus on hand at Petco Park...
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Well, That Wasn't What We Had in Mind

Before we get too far along here, let’s remind ourselves of this: The National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers went through an 11-game losing streak last season and lost 16 of 17. The World Series champion Houston Astros lost at least three games in a row six times. So, the Padres opening the...
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Get This Party Started

We know the future is bright. Gotta where shades bright, even. But how about the present? It’s time to find out where the Padres stand as of right about now. Yes, we know that one day Fernando Tatis Jr., and Luis Urias will form baseball’s newest and youngest star double play combination. We are...
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LAMENTING LAMET

One Padre sounded recently as if he had seen the next coming of Cy Young when he was asked about young Padre right-hander Dinelson Lamet. “He’s electric,” gushed Wil Myers. “He has a presence on the mound. He’s not afraid to go after people. That is the DNA you want in an ace. I think he can take...
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WHY NOT US?

The University of Maryland-Baltimore Country did it. The unthinkable. Seeded 16th in the NCAA Tournament, they took down a No. 1. Loyola-Chicago did it, too. A lowly 11-seed, they’re headed to San Antonio next week. Kansas City may have lost Eric Hosmer to the Padres, but just plain old Kansas is...
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