Found May 28, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is interested in purchasing a piece of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday. Mickelson, the second all-time leading money winner on the pro tour, has joined four of the grandchildren of former Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley in a partnership to pursue the purchase of the team. Mickelson said he would put a lot of his own money into the deal. Three years ago Mickelson had resisted invitations from Jeff Moorad to join in the team's ownership. But now apparently he is ready. "I've had the opportunity to invest in other sports franchises, and I've turned it down in the past," Mickelson told the Union-Tribune Monday morning. "This was a unique opportunity with families that had done this before and know how to do it right and want to get involved in the community." Kevin and Brian O'Malley and cousins Peter and Tom Seidler, whose Top of the Third, Inc., owns the Single-A Visalia Rawh...

Mickelson wants in on Padres purchase

The golfer said he would make a "significant investment" as part of a prospective ownership group seeking to purchase the Padres.

Padres Reinstate OF Carlos Quentin, Option Blake Tekotte to AAA

Press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today announced they have reinstated outfielder Carlos Quentin from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Tucson.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.             Quentin, 29, will...

Mickelson in group out to buy Padres

Phil Mickelson has joined a group of investors who want to buy his hometown Major League Baseball team, San Diego Padres. Mickelson said Monday afternoon he is involved with Kevin and Brian O'Malley, and their cousins Peter and Tom Seidler, as one of five groups trying to buy the team. John Moores said last month he is putting the team up for sale. The four-time major champion...

Padres Offensive Goes Missing After Game One Outburst.

After their highest run outburst of the 2012 season, the Padres offense went in the tank, scoring only one run in the final three games. The loss was the Padres sixth in their first seven on this 10-game road trip. They will head to Chicago to face the floundering Cubs for a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Below is a recap of the Padres disappointing series against the Mets at...

Padres activate Quentin from 15-day DL

Outfielder Carlos Quentin has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres ahead of Monday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs. Quentin, acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in March. He was slated to bat cleanup in his Padres' debut. To open a roster spot, the Padres optioned outfielder...

The Platoon Advantage: On the Padres, Cycles, Supercycles and Pseudocycles by Bill Parker

Carlos Quentin was playing just his second game of the season on Tuesday afternoon, in the Padres’ eventual loss to the Cubs. He doubled in the second inning, homered in the fifth, and singled in the seventh, which meant that television and radio announcers were legally bound to declare that Quentin was “a triple short of the cycle.” It’s a phrase that, while true and harmless...

Daily Friar 5.29.12

It's crazy really the trend that the Padres are on right now. If the pitching is phenomenal and only gives up two runs, the offense gets shut out. But if the offense is on fire for the one day a week, then the pitching falters and gives up a ton of runs. Such was the case yesterday. The Padres exploded for runs, much like the first game in New York. But unlike the first game...

Padres' Quentin may return from DL on Monday

Outfielder Carlos Quentin may make his debut with the San Diego Padres on Monday when the Padres open a series against at the Chicago Cubs, manager Bud Black said Sunday. "There's a chance you might see him in Chicago," Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday. "There's a chance you could see him in the field." The Padres acquired Quentin from the White...

MadFriars’ Farm Report: May 26

A clean sweep on the negative side as all four Padres’ farm teams went down last night with particularly tough days for the Storm and TinCaps. On the positive side Cody Decker hit his first home run in the Pacific Coast League and Yasmani Grandal continues to rake. Also Jaff Decker is getting closer in San Antonio but is still under .200.

Padres activate Quentin

The San Diego Padres no longer have to wait to see what Carlos Quentin can contribute. Quentin was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The 29-year-old outfielder, acquired in the offseason, hadn’t played for the Padres since undergoing knee surgery in spring training. The San Diego native hit .254 with 24 home runs last season...

MadFriars' Farm Report May 29

Jedd Gyorko made a statement in Tucson as the T-Pads erase a 6 run deficit to win. Donn Roach also collected his 8th win of the year for the Storm.

Bird in Wrigley Field infield nearly gets hit by batted ball during Cubs/Padres (Video)

We've seen already some interesting baseball moments with birds and the below video is another one to add to the collection. During Monday's Cubs/Padres game, a bird somehow made it onto the infield during the seventh inning when San Diego's Everth Cabrera was at the plate. Then, a batted ball from Cabrera nearly hit the bird but ended up in the glove of Cubs 3rd...

One of Baseball’s Wacky Rules

I saw the Mets play the Padres on Friday, and something strange happened. I’d always thought a run that scored on an inning-ending play only counted if the third out had been made on a tag. A force out means no run, right? Wrong. Get this: in the first inning, Dillon Gee walked the first batter, Will Venable, and got the next one out on a pop-up before giving up a single to Yonder...

Daily Friar 5.28.12

Happy Memorial Day to all the vets and active duty members out there. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I hope that we alll take the time to remember the sacrifices that were made for us. The Padres offense is disgustingly horrible. It’s downright pathetic right now. I don’t know who you want to put the blame on, but something isn’t right. The team finished up the series...

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