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That sucked. In case you’d forgotten how 2007 ended, the Padres gave a nice little encore Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. They battled back from a deficit, took the lead in extra innings on a two-run homer, then watched Trevor Hoffman give it back, with the game ending on a bizarre defensive play. As was [...]

When Projections Go Bad

What the heck, now is as good a time as any to revisit pre-season projections. I know, OPS and ERA aren’t the end-all and be-all, but they’re good enough for government work… Projections vs Reality: Hitters   OPS Player BJ CH MA MI ZI DS Act Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs and are through games [...]

IGD: Padres @ Mariners (17 May 08)

Padres (16-27) @ Mariners (16-27) Randy Wolf vs Erik Bedard 7:10 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 181 MLB, B-R Nice job by Trevor Hoffman on Friday night. For those who remain unclear on the dangers of judging a man based on an eight-game sample, here’s a clue: Trevor Hoffman’s Last 24 [...]

Friday Links (25 Apr 08)

I’m pressed for time this morning, so links are offered with minimal commentary (and there was much rejoicing): Alan Drooz at the U-T misses Mike Cameron (h/t PM). Clay Hensley’s first rehab start went well (h/t Field39). MB at Friar Forecast asks how we know when a player is done. Good question. Amy Nelson at [...]

Monkeys on Roller Skates

Thanks to reader Lance for hooking us up with seats two rows behind the visitors dugout on Wednesday night. First time I’ve been anywhere near that close at Petco Park, and it’s a whole different experience. For a guy like me who lives in nosebleed, just, wow. Also, belated welcome to all the folks at [...]

None More Epic

I’m late to the party — blame a lack of sleep and previously scheduled interview (Jim returned the favor and interviewed me at AZ Snakepit) — but here are some observations from Thursday’s epic 22-inning battle with the Rockies: Jake Peavy dominated. Yeah, the game went another 14 innings after Peavy departed, but he was [...]

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 [...]

I, Me, Mine

No game on Thursday. Hey, the Padres can’t lose. Meanwhile, I’ve been working on a few other things: John at MadFriars asked me a few questions about the Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual. I’ll also be pimping the Annual on Bases Loaded with Elliott Price. Elliott is the former long-time play-by-play voice of the Montreal Expos. [...]

Friday Links (4 Apr 08)

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Friday links: Tom Krasovic at the U-T provides a brief overview of “Sandyball” (h/t LynchMob) — the Padres’ organizational philosophy under CEO Sandy Alderson: The club has made a habit of acquiring major leaguers who can be free agents at season’s end, or [...]

Storm Retire Peavy’s Number

After watching the Padres defeat Houston at Petco on Thursday afternoon (thanks to reader Lance for hooking us up with tickets), Mrs. Ducksnorts and I drove to Lake Elsinore to see the Storm’s opener for 2008. Before the game, the Storm retired Jake Peavy’s number 22. Peavy was presented with a key to the city; [...]