Give the Padres credit for clawing their way to a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night at San Francisco. Don’t give them too much credit, though; only shoddy work from the defense and bullpen made such drama necessary.
Part 3 of my Epic Pitchers Duels series is up at Hardball Times. This installment covers the 1950s and 1960s. Several members of the 1969 Padres make an appearance (albeit with other teams), including Jack Baldschun, Chris Cannizzaro, Al McBean, and Dick Selma (as a pinch-runner). So does Jack Harshman (Hoover High, PCL Padres). One [...]
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 [...]