The world is in a constant state of flux. All that we know with any degree of certainty is that what holds true today may or may not hold true tomorrow… The Padres have been awful this year. I have witnessed it personally and had others confirm the fact for me as well… That’s why I feel guilty enjoying this team. I want to hate, but I can’t do it.
The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. No, Yvonne Strahovski isn’t coming over for dinner; I’m talking about the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual. I may be biased, but I think this is the best Annual yet. I’m pleased with both the content and the presentation (big tip o’ the cap to Chris Bauer for [...]
I am pleased (and relieved) to announce that excerpts from the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual are now available as a free download (PDF, 226k). The download is 24 pages long and includes the following: From “Player Dashboards” — An explanation of what these things are, some league context, and dashboards for Adrian Gonzalez and Jake [...]
It’s official: Jeff Moorad’s group is purchasing the Padres. Once the deal is finalized, Sandy Alderson will leave the organization. Moorad will take over for John Moores, who bought the Padres in December 1994, rescuing the team from Tom Werner’s wave of destruction. Although taking shots at Moores is arguably more popular than baseball around [...]
So, I’ve been thinking about my problem with letting Jim Rice into the Hall of Fame. And I’ve been thinking about my book. The two have nothing to do with each other, which sounds like a good excuse for a contest. Here’s the deal. Listed below are 21 outfielders who are or were at one [...]
Do you remember where you were when the Ben Davis Era (TM) ended? Neither do I. Let’s face it, that’s not the sort of thing one remembers in a life full of Things That Matter (TM). (What’s up with all the TM’s, anyway? Or as I like to say, WUWATTA? (TM)) Quick refresher: The Padres [...]
The good folks at MadFriars.com have published my list of top 20 Padres prospects. As always, this list represents a snapshot in time. I’m expecting a few of these names to shift places by the time I send the book off to the printer in February. That said, I feel pretty good about the list. [...]
Jake Peavy isn’t going to the Cubs… for now. And just when I was starting to like the names being mentioned. Did you notice how the rumored packages went from being awful, to decent, to pretty good? At the very least, Kevin Towers deserves credit for not jumping on any old deal, like some folks [...]