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Links for 23 Jan 09

First off, thanks for the excellent discussion on fan disillusionment. You’ve helped me see the problem in new ways, and I’ve got additional thoughts that I’ll share as soon as they make sense. It’ll probably come in the form of a thought exercise — sort of along the lines of Kobayashi Maru. Until then, we’ve [...]

Links for 8 Nov 08

What the heck, I’m up anyway. Let’s have a little Saturday morning linkfest… Organization picks up $9 million option for right fielder in 2009. Tom Krasovic at the U-T reports that the Padres have picked up Brian Giles’ option for 2009. Score one for common sense. Adrian Gonzalez-Jim Stone Extravaganza Golf Tournament & Fiesta. Adrian [...]

Links for 17 Oct 08

The topic du jour seems to be Jake Peavy, so let’s get busy… Paul DePodesta weighs in on the situation [h/t LynchMob]: “If you have something you value at one million dollars, it would be foolish to refuse to consider selling it for twenty million dollars. On the flip side, it would also be foolish [...]

Padres Farm Report: Spotlight on San Antonio

I once caught a game at San Antonio’s Wolff Stadium, back when the Missions were a Mariners affiliate. It’s a nice ballpark in a nice town — definitely on my short list of places to return to one of these years, especially now that the Padres have their Double-A team there… San Antonio Missions in [...]

IGD: Padres vs Braves (12 Jul 08)

Padres vs Braves 7:15 p.m. PT Channel 4SD, DIRECTV 737 AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R We had a great time at the Baseball Prospectus event Friday night. Big thanks to Dave Pease and Joe Sheehan for organizing, the Padres for hosting, and of course Paul DePodesta for being incredibly generous with his [...]

Air Supply or Suicide?

Reader Didi and I had an excellent time in Section 214 (prime foul ball territory) on Thursday afternoon… well, except for the whole losing thing. It was good to be reminded that hanging out at the ballpark and enjoying a big-league game with friends is way more fun than just whining about the team all [...]

Friday Links (7 Mar 08)

Greetings from Peoria (well, presumably I’m there — I’m doing the ol’ fake-a-rooni today and posting in advance; blogger’s best friend, yo). Hey, look, here are some links: Our friends at Gaslamp Ball note that Jerry Coleman has written a book. It’s called An American Journey: My Life on the Field, in the Air, and [...]

Friday Links (2 Nov 07)

Hey, look, it’s links… A nod to good management and a nudge to spend more (Friar Forecast). MB gives the Padres front office staff props for procuring good talent on a small budget, but would like to see what they could do with more money. ‘Tainted supplement’ excuse outmoded (San Diego Union-Tribune). I love Victor [...]

Friday Links (19 Oct 07)

I’m making excellent progress on the book. Drafts of two chapters — Best by Position in Padres History, Kevin Towers Trade Register — are complete, and I’ve gotten started on two more — Player Dashboards and Commentary, Overlooked ex-Padres. I love my job. (And I’m trying hard not to become one of those annoyingly happy [...]

Friday Links (12 Oct 07)

I saw Brian Giles last night. There should be more to this story, but there isn’t. All I can say is that presumably he likes pizza. To the links: MB at Friar Forecast is ready for some hot-stove action (that sounded better in my head): hitters | pitchers. The back end of the rotation needs [...]