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Decade of Ducksnorts

Yep, we’ve been here 10 years. That’s, like, 70 in Internet years. I was going to create a snazzy badge to commemorate the event, but what follows will be plenty self-indulgent on its own. Come, follow me… Old Incarnations I can’t find any versions earlier than 2000 (I probably have a few on a floppy [...]

Tied for First

The Padres are tied for first again after Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over Arizona at Petco Park (box score). That’s nice, but let’s not get carried away just yet. Not to bring everyone down, but being in first place on August 30 isn’t the goal, it’s just a signpost along the highway. The Padres have [...]

Slugging Shortstops and Home-Field Advantage

Not to beat a dead horse, but it’s worth noting that since reaching the big leagues in September 2003, Khalil Greene has hit more home runs on the road (42) than any other shortstop in baseball. Baltimore’s Miguel Tejada comes in second, with 40 in about 300 more at-bats. Greene also has the best ISO. [...]

June 9 Doubleheader Meetup Reminder

In case you missed it, we’ll be meeting up for the June 9 doubleheader at Petco Park. We’ve got about 20 folks confirmed, and a few tickets are still available. Here’s the dirt: Date: Saturday, June 9, 2007 Time: 2:30 p.m. PT Place: duh Price: $17 per person For the first game (High-A Lake Elsinore [...]

Friday Links (18 May 07)

I hope everyone is enjoying the book so far (and spreading the word!). I continue to receive positive feedback, so I take that as a good sign. I’m now sketching ideas for the 2008 Annual; if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a note in the comments or drop me a line. Meanwhile, [...]

Kouz Da Man

I’ve got a ton of terrible headlines playing on Kevin Kouzmanoff‘s nickname; I’m glad I finally get to use one. On a night when Jake Peavy was less than his usual dominant self (and merely very good), the Padres came back against the Reds and won a game they probably should have lost (recap | [...]

Wells’ Best Not Good Enough

David Wells pitched about as well as he possibly could on Tuesday night (recap | box score). He hit his spots, mixed his pitches, and threw strikes 72% of the time. You can’t ask for anything more from the guy. A weak bloop double in the sixth off the bat of Ryan Freel got the [...]

Padres Take Second Straight Series, Face Giants Next

The Padres returned to their winning ways on Sunday, beating the Colorado Rockies, 2-1, in 10 innings. Jake Peavy held the visitors mostly in check for seven of those innings while waiting for the offense to break through against Aaron Cook, whose nasty sinker baffled the Padres for most of the afternoon. With two out [...]

Padres Drop 2007 Home Opener

After Friday night’s 4-3 loss to the Rockies (recap | box score), I’m reminded of two things: First, losing stinks. Second, it’s a long season, and thank goodness for that. Pregame: Sushi and Flag Raising I met my wife downtown around 4:30 p.m. After a sushi dinner at Ra (don’t be fooled by the trendy [...]