Cap Tournament: The Beginning
The first round of Gaslamp Ball's Cap Tournament begins with a wild card matchup! With Spring Training in full effect, a tournament lines up its challengers to decide the best Padres cap in history.
Return of the Rookies
In the third installment of my series on why the Padres just might be better than those dastardly projections, I look at the young players most likely to have a positive impact on the success of the 2016 Padres. The
Gardenhire and Wallach offered bench coach job
Young charismatic and inexperienced managers are all the rage, so old crusty ex-managers are being offered lesser positions. In this case if Ron Gardenhire wants to get back in the game he'll have to swallow his pride and take a posit...
Friars start their Spring Training workouts
A day of pitching and catching announcements, with drills, drills, and more drills in between. The second day in Peoria kicked off with the announcement of the Padres' Opening Day starter for the 2016 season.
SD 3, KC 1: Fresh Friars earn their first 2016 ST win
Ah, our boys sure do look good on the tube. I'm pretty sure this means we're the world champs now.
The fresh San Diego spring training crew put together a performance worthy of televising. That's not to say we weren't glad either way that
Cashner stumbles, Jay and Kemp homer
The Padres fall to the Giants 4-8. There's an ugly trend going on this spring in the Padres camp. The regular season rotation is giving up a whole lot of runs, and there's not much getting put up in return. Let...
Padres Preview: 05/04 Cesar Vargas looks to continue success and notch his first big league win
The Padres will try to complete their first week of the season. Once again the Padres find themselves on the verge of a sweep. But can they make it happen this time around? So far this season the Padres have fai...
Born this day: Storm Davis
Three former Padres were born on December 26. I wrote about Dustin Moseley last year, and what's there to say about Ozzie Smith that hasn't already been said? That left me with just Storm...
Spring Training Game Thread: 03/13 Padres @ Giants
Brandon Maurer takes the hill for the second time this Spring. The San Diego Padres will hit the road this afternoon and travel to Scottsdale Stadium where they'll face NL West rivals, the
Padres non-tender Middlebrooks, Gale, and Garces
It's hot stove season, which means some people are going to get burned. With the Winter Meetings in Nashville just days away, A.J. Preller is in the middle of some heavy duty roster shuffling. ...
Mark Kotsay takes bench coach job with Athletics
Last season's Padres coaches all believe they deserve a managerial position and are scattering in the wind after they were passed over in San Diego for the second time. There were rumors that there was some animosity within the staff ...
Today would have been Mike Darr's 40th birthday
This was originally posted on March 21, 2013 as 'Mike Darr Would Have Turned 37 Today'. The age he would be and the age of his son have been updated to reflect the years which have passed.
Today used to be Mike Darr's birthday.
Searching for Padres in 2016 Topps
The night before last I went to the local "big box" retail store to pick up a huge bag of food for some of my cat friends, so of course I stopped by the card aisle to snag up some of the recently released Topps Series 1 baseball cards. I'm ...
Dave Roberts is going to be the Dodgers new manager
Crying is a perfectly respectable response to this news. We've known for some time now that Dave Roberts was interviewing with the Dodgers, but now it's official. The former
Happy birthday, Jon Jay!
Wow, Jon Jay looks a lot younger than he is. I was surprised to see that he turns 31 today, but if I had ever stopped to do the math I would have wound up with a number somewhere in that neighborhood. I knew he's been in the majors since 20...