Good question. Basically I’d like to read a book that examines the San Diego Padres baseball organization in excruciating detail, including club history, statistical analysis, and anything else that might strike the interest of passionate and knowledgeable fans of the Padres and baseball in general. I don’t know of such a book, so I decided to write one myself.
I want the book to be representative of what we do at Ducksnorts. It should inform but also entertain and surprise. It should spread the word of Padres baseball and invite folks to join the revolution. I want people to be excited about this organization in more than just a “rah-rah” kind of way. For all our griping, fans should be proud of how far this club has come and where it’s headed.
The Padres don’t have as rich a history as many other teams, but they do have bright folks in the front office and a good nucleus of talent. People need to know and care about the Padres.
This is my mission. Welcome to the revolution.
- Title: Ducksnorts 2007 Baseball Annual
- Pub date: March 20, 2007
- Pages: 193 (8 1/2″ x 11″)
- Price: $17.95 + shipping and handling (paperback); $9.56 (PDF download)
- Foreword by Padres CEO Sandy Alderson
Note that excerpts are in draft form; the versions that appear in the book may have been edited since their original publication. Some appeared at The Hardball Times (THT).
- 2006: The Year That Was
- 2006 Game of the Year: Barfield Homers into the Night
- The Miracle That Almost Happened: A Look Back at ’98
- A Master at Work: Remembering Gwynn’s 3000th Hit
- Kevin Towers’ Defining Deals
- Padres Best by Position through History
- Pitching Prospects: Who Made It and Who Didn’t?
- Why Don’t the A’s and Twins Complain about Being Small Market Clubs?
- How to Build a Bullpen on a Shoestring
- excerpt (THT)
Ordering information will be made available as soon as the book is published.
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