The Padres made Jake Westbrook work hard on Saturday in St. Louis. The veteran right-hander used 89 pitches and didn’t survive the fifth inning. Five walks helped. Three of those five walks came around to score. Continue reading ›
For the most part, we agree with the common perception that they don’t have value. A bad spring training means nothing. An average spring training tells us nothing. Nevertheless, we did find that when a player has an exceptional spring, it does suggest a better than 60% chance they will take their game up a notch.
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Monday morning, it appeared that Everth Cabrera would make the big club as the Padres backup middle infielder. Despite Cabrera’s train wreck of a 2010 campaign and a less-than-inspired spring training, the path looked clear after Kevin Frandsen, the only legitimate contender for the job, was released on Friday. Continue reading ›
The good folks at RJ’s Fro have put together an event that promises to be like no other. Really, when you think about it, are any two events identical?
Anyway, here are the vitals:
Sunday, April 3, 10:30 a.m – 4 p.m.
Randy Jones All American Sports Grill
7510 Hazard Center Dr. Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92108
And here is the marketing pitch:
- Appearances by Randy Jones and “special guests”
- Jane Mitchell signing her new book One on One – My Journey with Hall of Famers, Fan Favorites and Rising Stars (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- Avenging Jack Murphy, Bring Back the Brown, Ducksnorts, Gaslamp Ball, LobShots, RJ’s Fro, The Sacrifice Bunt, and Woe Doctor will be there
- San Diego Hall of Champions, Lake Elsinore Storm, and The Madres will be joining in on the fun as well with some awesome raffle prizes
- Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; Padres – Cardinals game starts at 11:15 a.m. and will be on 22 big-screen TVs
- Breakfasttown USA specials until noon and the “35″ Happy Hour special for everyone in PADRES BROWN
- Print out this flyer and 15% of all food and beverages you purchase will be donated to youth baseball programs in San Diego
One detail I neglected to mention yesterday is the fact that Orlando Hudson batted third in Saturday’s game against the Cubs. This seemed peculiar to me, but I gave it little thought until I later saw that Bud Black is planning to use Hudson in that spot during the regular season. Continue reading ›