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Comments Returning… Sort Of

Part of a host’s responsibility is to lay out and enforce ground rules that enable all guests to enjoy themselves. I’m afraid that as Ducksnorts has grown, I’ve neglected this duty and allowed us to stray too far from our mission, which is to discuss baseball in an intelligent and thoughtful manner. For that, I [...]

IGD: Padres vs Phillies (17 Aug 08)

Padres vs Phillies 5:05 p.m. PT ESPN AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 187 MLB, B-R I’ll bet ESPN is psyched to be broadcasting a Padres game in August this year, eh? Still, it’s an excuse to visit San Diego…

Breakin’ for All-Stars

Regular readers know that I don’t do the All-Star Game. Adrian Gonzalez pretty well sums up why: All it is is a reminder of the market we’re in. When it comes to voting for the All-Star Game, it’s all about publicity, all about what market you play for. It’s how ESPN puts you out there. [...]

Padres Sign Five Top International Prospects

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. –Albert Einstein I’m no Einstein, but I certainly think of the future. So, apparently, do the Padres. As threatened, they have proven to be major players in this year’s international market. In our recent discussion with Sandy Alderson, he indicated that the Padres hoped to [...]

Q&A With Rob Neyer

Ordinarily I would have a series preview in this space, but today I’ve got something much cooler in store. Rob Neyer is known to baseball fans everywhere as a long-time columnist at ESPN and author of several books. His latest is Rob Neyer’s Book of Baseball Legends, which we reviewed here in April. I first [...]

Friday Links (9 May 08)

Don’t know how we ended up with so many of these, but here they are: Padres can’t pin hitting woes on Petco (ESPN, h/t parlo). Quoth Khalil Greene: I’m not going to consistently say it, but the ballpark plays a major factor in it — more than anybody lets on at times. That’s the reality [...]

Friday Links (11 Apr 08)

Quick reminder: The Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual is on sale. People tell me it doesn’t suck, so go buy a copy or three. To the links… Jake Peavy has a mysterious substance on his hand (Yahoo!, h/t Kevin) and suddenly the “national” media knows where San Diego is. Solid effort, guys. Love this quote from [...]

Friday Links (22 Feb 08)

Weather permitting, we’ve got a meetup tonight at Tony Gwynn Stadium. As of this writing, the rain is coming down pretty good in my neck of the woods, so stay tuned. I’ll keep everyone updated in the comments. Also, my proof copy of the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon. Mrs. [...]

Friday Links (15 Feb 08)

Food safety tip: “carpaccio” is Italian for “sashimi,” which is Japanese for “it ain’t cooked.” Just so you know. Super quick links today. You provide the commentary… It’s spring: Brew yourself a piping hot pot of optimism Tom Krasovic identifies five story lines to watch in Peoria (h/t LynchMob) MadFriars.com talks to Corey Brock (h/t [...]

Prior Returns Home to San Diego

The Padres have signed right-hander Mark Prior to a 1-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives that vary depending on whom you ask. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the total package could be worth “over $3 million”, while Dan Hayes at the North County Times places the high end at $5.5 million. Quoth [...]