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If Your Heart Never Breaks, You Aren’t Doing It Right

It’s not the memory of her that lingers, it’s the memory of wanting and not having. The years have transformed her into a song character, a reminder of a former life. These are gifts beyond anything I could have imagined. I was less interested in baseball then. It always hovered at the edge of consciousness, [...]

I Am Sure I Am Not Sure (I Think)

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.

Chatting with Dirk Hayhurst

The Padres selected right-hander Dirk Hayhurst in the eighth round of the 2003 draft out of Kent State University. Before Hayhurst made his big-league debut earlier this September, he was known by many fans for his off-beat and sometimes poignant stories of life in the minors. I recently had the opportunity to “talk” with Dirk [...]

Partly Focused, with a Ten Percent Chance of Useful

Like that new Metallica song, I’m scattered and unfocused today, with hopefully a touch of good stuff in there somewhere… Folks have been singing the praises of Cha Seung Baek because his fastball actually creeps into the mid-90s. I look at his track record and apparent disinterest in attacking hitters, and have concerns, but Monday [...]

One Less Reason

As you are no doubt aware by now, the Padres have traded Greg Maddux to the Dodgers for two minor-league players to be named later or cash. According to Tom Krasovic at the U-T, “By Oct. 15, the Padres will choose two Dodgers minor leaguers from a list of five already agreed upon by the [...]

IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (12 Jun 08)

Padres (29-38) vs Dodgers (31-34) Jake Peavy vs Hiroki Kuroda 12:35 p.m. PT no television AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 184 MLB, B-R My latest article at Hardball Times deals with the limits of our knowledge and understanding in a baseball context. It’s a bit esoteric, even by my standards, but maybe you’ll enjoy it… [...]

IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (11 Jun 08)

Padres (28-38) vs Dodgers (31-33) Randy Wolf vs Chad Billingsley 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7 MLB, B-R Billingsley has faced the Padres 11 times in his career and worked 44 innings, more than against any other team. He’s posted a 2.05 ERA and fanned 53 batters. As a team the Pads [...]

IGD: Padres vs Dodgers (10 Jun 08)

Padres (28-37) vs Dodgers (30-33) Greg Maddux vs Clayton Kershaw 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 183 MLB, B-R The 20-year-old Kershaw makes his fourth big-league start. The 42-year-old Maddux makes his 721st. Only three pitchers in history have started more games: Don Sutton (756), Nolan Ryan (773), and Cy Young [...]

One Way Teams Can Connect with Fans

In the middle of April, something pretty cool happened about 100 miles north of San Diego: The Dodgers invited several people who blog about the team to hang out in a luxury suite with staffers during a game. Reaching out to folks who talk about them constantly — almost obsessively — in a public forum [...]

IGD: Padres vs Rockies (15 Apr 08)

Padres (7-6) @ Rockies (5-7) Randy Wolf vs Ubaldo Jimenez 7:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 189 MLB, B-R The Padres were outscored, 16-9, in Los Angeles over the weekend, but took two out of three against the Dodgers. Devotees of Pythagoras may call this “lucky,” but the real good fortune [...]