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Reality: You’re Soaking in It

Where do I even begin? That this isn’t the way I’d wanted to see the season end seems so beyond doubt that it hardly bears mentioning, and yet I just mentioned it. Even though a thing is obvious, it still needs a voice. I hate writing this. I hate thinking this. Honestly? I hate everything [...]

False Expectation

For the working magician, the best tool in his toolbox is a little thing we like to call the false expectation. If played right, it can stun an audience into total submission. 1973 Draft Need a break from the current season? My article on the ’73 amateur draft is now up at Hardball Times. Where’s [...]

Jenga, Jenga, Jenga

Oh well, we knew it was only a matter of time… It is clear that Milton Bradley has problems. Still, just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean they’re not out to make you crazy. On a more practical note, here’s hoping that Bradley’s latest episode serves to galvanize the Padres. Oh, and in the above video, [...]

IGD: Padres @ Rockies (9 Sep 07)

Game #142 time: 12:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (9-6, 2.63) vs Josh Fogg (8-9, 5.01) pre: Padres.com, B-R.com I liked this pitching matchup a lot better in July. Now would be a good time for Chris Young to remember that he’s a dominant big-league pitcher and not some guy who can’t find [...]

IGD: Padres @ Phillies (26 Aug 07)

Game #129 time: 10:35 a.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Tim Stauffer (0-0, 17.18) vs Kyle Kendrick (6-3, 4.06) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com Four things: Glad to see Doug Brocail take care of business with Carlos Ruiz. Plunking the punk in the hip won’t hasten Marcus Giles‘ return from the DL, but it’s good to know [...]

IGD: Padres @ Phillies (25 Aug 07)

Game #128 time: 4:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Clay Hensley (2-3, 6.70) vs Kyle Lohse (7-12, 4.61) pre: Padres.com, SI.com, B-R.com Three things: Carlos Ruiz is an idiot. Thanks for lighting a fire under the team’s collective posterior. Here’s hoping Marcus Giles is okay. Great response by the Padres. Embarrassing the opposition in its [...]

Peavy Ties Benes, Bullpen (Barely) Holds On to Beat Mets

Nice to hang on for the win Wednesday night (box score). Congrats to Jake Peavy for tying Andy Benes’ career mark for strikeouts by a Padres pitcher. The game wasn’t without its white-knuckle moments, aka the ninth inning. Several folks have noted that the Padres are having difficulty closing out games, and I’m happy (or [...]

Friday Links (17 Aug 07)

Happy Friday, and welcome to an extra special “you did all the work” edition of our weekly link roundup. Enjoy! Meredith keeps chin up despite Year 2 struggles (North County Times). In addition to the stuff on Cla Meredith, we learn that Milton Bradley “might not be ready to start until Tuesday in New York.” [...]

The One About Bradley

In case you somehow missed it, Milton Bradley is a Padre. Acquired Friday afternoon along with cash for minor-league right-hander Andrew Brown, the outfielder from Long Beach with a checkered past begins his Padres career on the disabled list due to a strained left oblique. (The Pads knew about the injury and didn’t request a [...]

Friday Links (29 Jun 07)

First off, thanks to everyone for helping out yesterday with the overlooked players. This is subject to change, but right now based on your feedback, I’m leaning toward Mike Ivie, Ruppert Jones, and Brad Ausmus to go along with Ollie Brown. Onto the links! Padres tentatively acquire OF Milton Bradley (San Diego Union-Tribune). We started [...]