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First baseman Anthony Rizzo been recalled by the Padres, and the hype machine is in full effect. Rizzo, acquired in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, should feel no pressure trying to replace a hometown kid who is one of the best hitters ever to don a Padres uniform. Nor should he suffer [...]

Stupid Padre Tricks: Edward Mujica Is Tateriffic, but He’s No Josh Geer

Edward Mujica is good at giving up homers. In honor of his latest, a walkoff job to the Mets’ Ike Davis on Tuesday that knocked the Padres out of first place in the National League West for the first time since — wait for it — April 19, here are the 10 most homerlicious Padres [...]

Cheering for Nordberg

I watched a replay of the ’98 NL West clincher Tuesday night on Channel 4. Mel Proctor and Rick Sutcliffe called the game (with Mark Grant handling the John Weisbarth “roving reporter” role), which made me realize how very dearly I will miss Matt Vasgersian this year. The fun part of that game, of course, [...]

Friday Links (15 Nov 07)

Wait, didn’t we already do a link post this week? Marketing spin: Two for the price of one. Yeah, that’s it… Padres build top bullpen through smart shopping (SI.com, via Brett in the comments). Tom Verducci has noticed what we’ve long known: that Kevin Towers has a gift for acquiring cheap arms. It’s weird that [...]