Prospects, Meetups, and Fantasy League

Uh-oh, another post full of bullet points. I am so jonesing for actual games…

  • I’m seriously stuck in the past. The latest installment in my re-examination of the top prospects of ’98 is up at Knuckle Curve. Padres relevance? Rafael Medina checks in at #72, Ramon Hernandez at #74.
  • Turning the clock back another decade, I’ve written a brief retrospective of the 1988 Pacific Coast League over at Hardball Times. Padres everywhere in this one: Sandy Alomar Jr., Greg Harris, Jerald Clark, Ken Caminiti, Shane Mack, Gary Lucas, Bruce Bochy, Darrel Akerfelds, Kevin Towers. Fun stuff.
  • Ben B. points us to a chat with Heath Bell at North County Times. So, Heath, tell the folks what you think about the idea of Barry Bonds playing for the Padres:

    It would be a bad move on the Padres’ part because we’d have a slow left fielder who’s not a team player. It’d bring too much controversy to the clubhouse. But at least I wouldn’t throw strikes to him and have the umpire call it a ball.

    Thanks, man. Simple is beautiful.

Meetups and Fantasy League

  • Assuming the weather holds, we’re meeting at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Friday evening for the USD/SDSU game. Be at the ticket office at 5:40 p.m.
  • The limo thing fell through (we’ll try again next year), but reader Lance and I are headed to Peoria March 6 – 9. If you’ll be there at that time, let me know in the comments or drop me a line and we’ll come up with a plan.
  • Thinking a little further ahead, I’ve been in contact with the Padres about another group night. We did one of these last year, and it was a blast. This time we’re talking about maybe Saturday, July 12. It’s a night game against the Braves, and the Padres will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ’98 NL Championship team. Also, tickets are half off for that game, so — you know, cheap is good. Anyway, just wanted to get this on the ol’ radar, see if we can make something happen.
  • Oh yeah, almost forgot. We’re doing another Ducksnorts fantasy league this year. It’ll probably be Yahoo! because their platform is pretty reliable and, as an added bonus, it’s free. Let me know if you’re interested.

That’s all for now; more as it happens…