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Maybin Haunts Former Team, Chicago Supports Current Team, Blanks and Rizzo Switch Places

I paid a visit to Chicago last week for three reasons: To escape the lack of extreme heat and humidity prevalent in San Diego this time of year; it was becoming downright comfortable back home To avoid hearing any mention whatsoever of the Padres, who are actually a figment of San Diegans’ collective imagination; I’ve [...]

All Over Everything and Stuff

For a team headed nowhere, there sure is a lot going on, eh? Let’s get to it…

Draft Impressions, First Basemen, Curmudgeonliness

Today’s not-so-fully formed thoughts are brought to you by Tempus Fugit, frustrating humans since forever…

“Still Kicking” Isn’t Just a Metaphor, It’s Also Annoying

The pizza is warm, the beer is cold, and the kids behind you are kicking the back of your seat. Their parents have forgotten to teach them how to behave in public. Mat Latos has forgotten how to throw strikes and walks Andrew McCutchen to lead off the game. Xavier Paul, who didn’t hit enough [...]

That Was the Weekend, This Is the Title

Did you expect a big finish on Sunday? I didn’t, although after Saturday’s near miss, maybe I should have. If Hunter Pence doesn’t make that sprawling catch of pinch-hitter Nick Hundley’s drive to lead off the ninth, maybe the Padres come back against a shaky Brandon Lyon, who tried his best to cough up the [...]


When we arrived at Petco Park, a little over an hour before first pitch, the Giants were taking batting practice and Heath Bell was signing autographs near the home dugout. Bell signed for 10-15 minutes, with other members of the Padres bullpen joining in as well. Players milled about the field, the grounds crew made [...]

Mailbag: On Lineup Construction

We had some good discussion about possible lineups for the 2011 Padres in last week’s open thread. Several suggestions were made regarding specific order, but a few “big picture” comments caught my attention.

Cantu Hear Me Knocking?

The Padres reportedly will sign veteran infielder Jorge Cantu to a 1-year deal pending a physical. The club had pursued Cantu earlier in the off-season but backed off after signing Brad Hawpe to play first base. In keeping with this winter’s trend of reporting roster moves well in advance of when they actually occur, details [...]

Garland Arrives in Style, Everyone Speculates about Gonzalez

It was nice of Jon Garland to finally arrive at the party. Sure, the ERA has been pretty, but that’s mostly because he keeps putting his defense to sleep. I fell asleep a few times during Tuesday’s victory over the Marlins, although Garland isn’t to blame (I’m fighting a little bug, nothing serious). He pitched [...]