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Cheeseburger in Purgatory

Jake Peavy isn’t going to the Cubs… for now. And just when I was starting to like the names being mentioned. Did you notice how the rumored packages went from being awful, to decent, to pretty good? At the very least, Kevin Towers deserves credit for not jumping on any old deal, like some folks [...]

Blast from the Past: Mark Phillips Outrage

What a fool I used to be. Those are Neil Peart’s words, but they apply here as well, so I’ll use ‘em. When the Padres traded Bubba Trammell and minor-league left-hander Mark Phillips for Rondell White back in ’03, I was… a little less than pleased. I actually vented in three parts: Part 1 includes [...]

IGD: Padres @ Yankees (19 Jun 08)

Padres (31-42) @ Yankees (39-33) Josh Banks vs Joba Chamberlain 10:05 a.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 176 MLB, B-R The fact that I’ve reached an age where I feel compelled to eat oatmeal every day for breakfast doesn’t bother me so much as the fact that I actually seem to enjoy [...]

IGD: Padres @ Yankees (18 Jun 08)

Padres (31-41) @ Yankees (38-33) Jake Peavy vs Darrell Rasner 4:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 176 MLB, B-R New rule: Only the fifth inning counts… SD: .248/.320/.394, 34 runs Opp: .209/.280/.291, 22 runs With a little extrapolation, Pythagoras puts us at 50-22. What an easy way to pick up 19 [...]

IGD: Padres @ Yankees (17 Jun 08)

Padres (31-40) @ Yankees (37-33) Randy Wolf vs Andy Pettitte 4:05 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 176 MLB, B-R I wonder if Johnny Damon has figured out who plays for San Diego. He’s had enough time… Meanwhile, this is ugly: Struggling Middle Infielders   PA BA OBP SLG OPS+ Statistics are [...]

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 [...]

Series Preview: Lisa Gray Talks Astros

I’m making a concerted effort to do more interviews this year and get more voices talking here at Ducksnorts. With that in mind, it’s my great pleasure to bring you Lisa Gray, of the excellent Astros Dugout, who will tell us a little more about the Padres’ first opponent of 2008. Ducksnorts: The Astros and [...]

Spring Training Meetup?

For those interested, my latest article at Hardball Times focuses on some strange games in recent history. The Padres aren’t well represented, although Andy Hawkins’ no-hit loss as a member of the Yankees shows up here (and I suppose if you really want to push it, Josh Barfield’s dad played in that game). Jason Bay? [...]

Interview: Steve Poltz, Part 5

In Part 4 of our chat with singer/songwriter/Padre fan Steve Poltz poltz.com, Steve talked about Steve Garvey’s homer in the NLCS in ’84, shagging fly balls while Tony Gwynn took batting practice, and more. In our final segment, Steve discusses his meeting of Ken Caminiti, the heartbreak of watching USD alum Brady Clark struggle in [...]

Kings of the Road

I was hoping to have the next installment of our Operation Center Field series ready, but I’m still hacking through the data jungle. Instead, I’ll share a few items I found along the way that might help you win a bar bet or three: MLB Road Home Runs in 2007 Brewers: 110 Padres: 99 Phillies: [...]