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IGD: Padres vs Giants (23 Apr 08)

Padres (9-12) @ Giants (8-13) Greg Maddux vs Matt Cain 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R In baseball, as in life, it’s wise to abandon your long-term plans at the first sign of trouble. Good luck with that. Maddux goes for career win #350.

Singles Night

Aggravating. Annoying. Bilious. Discouraging. Disheartening. Dispiriting. Exasperating. Frustrating. Infuriating. Irritating. But enough about me, let’s talk about the game. [rim shot] I finally saw the team that everyone else seems to think the Padres are, the one that should be grateful to the Giants for granting them a spot in fourth place. The Padres have [...]

Padres Farm Report (8 Apr 08)

Tom Krasovic at the U-T reports that Michael Barrett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (h/t Baseball in Fort Wayne) due to a “strained throwing elbow” suffered during Monday afternoon’s 8-4 win over the Giants. Much is unknown at this point, but it doesn’t sound good. Meanwhile, Colt Morton will come up from [...]

IGD: Padres vs Astros (1 Apr 08)

Padres (1-0) vs Astros (0-1) Chris Young vs Brandon Backe 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 184 MLB, B-R I’m getting in late on this, but big congratulations to Ducksnorts friend Ed Barnes on taking over as producer for Padres telecasts (h/t Friar Forecast) at Channel 4SD. Among many other things, [...]

2008 Roster Contest Winner

At the end of February we held a “Guess the Opening Day roster” contest. Many participated, and one emerged victorious: long-time reader Bruce K. nailed 22 of the 25 roster spots, missing only on Justin Huber (which all 20 of us missed for obvious reasons — the contest closed on March 9, and Huber didn’t [...]

Gary Gygax and Spring Training TV Schedule

Gary Gygax died on Tuesday. Along with Bill James and the folks who created Intellivision, Gygax was an unwitting participant in my misspent youth. He probably also helped me survive said youth, but that’s another story. Seriously, we had plenty of ways to waste time before this here Internet thing. My humblest thanks to Mr. [...]

Friday Links (29 Feb 08)

Happy Leap Day. If you haven’t participated in the Opening Day Roster contest, what’s up with that? The winner receives a copy of the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual. Meanwhile, we’ve got links: SI.com reports that Brian Giles is feeling good. So is his surgically repaired right knee. [Kevin] John Walsh at Hardball Times is searching [...]

Contest: Guess the Padres’ 2008 Opening Day Roster

In honor of the Padres’ first Cactus League game (a charity event against the Mariners @ 12:05 p.m. PT, XM 180), and to celebrate the release of the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual, it’s time for the second annual Ducksnorts “Guess the Padres’ Opening Day Roster” contest. Here’s how it works: Submit your guess via the [...]

The Book Has Landed

I am pleased to announce that the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual is now available as a hard copy or a PDF download. Not ready to commit? Try some linky goodness: View the table of contents Download a free PDF of excerpts Read reviews of the 2007 Annual Read an interview of me at Hardball Times [...]

OBG08 Projections for Padres Pitchers

Yesterday we ran the hitters, today it’s time for the moundsmen: OBG08 Projections for Select Padres Pitchers Player No. IP ERA Range Key: No., number of people who submitted guesses; IP, innings pitched, ERA, duh; range, lower and upper guesses for ERA. Left-Handers Hampson, Justin 11 48 4.21 3.50 – 5.05 Thatcher, Joe 11 58 [...]