It's here, it's here, it's here! It's time to spend the day at Petco Park for Padres FanFest! I know it's a littlc cold and drizzly right now, but I'm sure the weather will brighten up a bit. And honestly, who cares about all that. You get to spend a free day among Padres fans, players, staff, etc. The Friarhood will be well represented as well. I personally will be down there a little later. I'm going to stop by The Titlted Kilt to hang out with Steve Adler and Cody Decker for a little bit before heading in. For all the details on today's Friarhood Radio click HERE. I hope that all of you enjoy the day and take the time to read this while you are waiting in line to get in, or waiting for an autograph session to start. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Cameron Maybin takes the team MVP honors - Padres.com
"Maybin was honored by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Maybin was also honored by the Madres organization as the favorite new Padre of the season."
Fans want to know if they've been hoodwinked or bamboozled - Union Tribune
"They want to know if they were bamboozled by broken promises, why their stars don’t stay put, why a partnership purportedly worth $4 billion would find it necessary to buy the ballclub in installments."
Beane and Moorad discuss moneyball concept - NCT
"Moorad said the best front offices must assemble a staff that blends both traditional scouting and computer-whiz philosophies."
Which direction will Ernesto Frieri go in 2012? - Chicken Friars
"All told, Frieri’s numbers indicate he may have another year of regression. He could level out and duplicate his 2011 numbers, but it is highly unlikely he will return to his 2010 form. The league has now seen him pitch. In 2010, he was new."
FanFest 2012 open thread - Gaslamp Ball
"This Open Thread is very likely not the proper technology to coordinate meetups and the like, but still, it's a good place as any to post comments questions and I'm sure somebody will find them."
Chris Garcia at The Friarhood has the 20 best Padres Follows on Twitter
"There are tons of great sources out there to follow on Twitter for Padres news but I always prefer the voice of the fan. With that being said, here are my 20 choices for Padres fans to follow on twitter:"