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There are certain areas of life where beliefs must be arrived upon using one’s own freewill. Padres baseball is not one of those areas.
A few weeks ago, as a long school year approached it’s conclusion, small children put the finishing touches on a year of growth. I regularly see the amazing strides my daughter has made with reading and writing (she’s 6) so I couldn’t help but take notice when Gavin (@CT2SD) shared his daughter’s growth through this poem . . .
REPOST: She could've picked any object but she didn't. She picked a baseball. #Proud cc: @AvengingJM pic.twitter.com/DWDXZSbR16
— GAVIN (@CT2SD) June 8, 2013
Amazing! How cool that she chose a baseball without any prompting. And what an awesome way to stimulate abstract thought!
After I saw this poem I took it to my daughter, read it, and asked if she wanted to write one too. She said yes, so we began to brainstorm and ultimately settled on taking the point of view of Tony Gwynn’s statue in the Park at the Park.
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AROUND THE WEB
Jason parks of Baseball Prospectus released his Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects list today and in it we see movement from the following Padres properties:
Austin Hedges: From #19 to #13
Max Fried: From #61 to #47
That could have been the battery for UCLA in last night’s College World Series championship game. Sorry UCLA, I’m not sorry.
In case you weren’t paying attention…
I'm not certain but I will estimate that Pedro Ciriaco has been bestowed with 35 names other than Pedro Ciriaco in the last week. #PPLive
— Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) June 21, 2013
Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.
A Point Of Contention
Let's not get too crazy here. #PPLive RT @LauraMcKeeman: Time to have...
The San Diego Padres have missed the bat of first baseman Yonder Alonso in the middle of their batting order since the beginning of the month. It doesn't look like they'll have to be without him for much longer, as Alonso is close to resuming baseball-related activities, according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com.
Alonso has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a right...
Before we get to the meat of the post, a quick comment about last night. San Diego tied yesterday’s game in one of the weirdest ways possible – on passed ball, which allowed the runner to score from third. It immediately reminded me of this game three years ago, when the Padres tied the game – against the Phillies, no less – on a bases loaded BALK. The Padres eventually...
Rookie of the Year candidate Jedd Gyorko has been on the disabled list since earlier this month. He was battling a strained groin. Fortunately, the San Diego Padres may not have to wait much longer to get him back. Gyorko has made significant progress in his rehab and could return as early as this weekend says Jamal Collier of MLB.com.
2B Jedd Gyorko will play a couple of...
It was quietly announced last week that the Padres and Ballast Point are once again teaming up for their 2nd Annual Homebrew Contest. The winner will get the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before an upcoming Padres game (8/19/13) and have their beer produced and sold by Ballast Point. The rules are pretty simple.
- No sours, barrel aged beers or beers that contain brettanomyces...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
Last night my daughter and I met up with grandpa to catch a good pitcher’s duel and for the most part Eric Stults and Cliff Lee delivered. Unfortunately Lee was better, mowing down the Padres in quick innings of work. With a 3-0 lead...
Still unknown is whether Byrnes drank the iced coffee.
Josh Byrnes was a guest this morning on XTRA Sports 1360‘s The World of Sports According to Chris and Ben.
Earlier today, Gaslamp Ball posted their own recap, but I was already in the middle of writing this. So I don’t want to hear any crap about “you’re just stealing from them again!”
You can listen and/or download...
After Monday’s night embarrassing extra-inning lost, the Phils come back to defeat the Padres, 6-2, evening the series at a game apiece.
The Padres took the lead in the bottom of the second as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Alexi Amarista hits an RBI ground out, 4-3, knocking in Kyle Blanks, who had started the inning off with a single, then went to third base on Yasmani...
Kyle Blanks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Monday night.
Blanks also had a two-run single and scored the tying run on a passed ball in the ninth as the Padres fought back against Cliff Lee and struggling closer Jonathan Papelbon...
Domonic Brown hit his 20th home run and tied a career high with four RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Tuesday night.
Kyle Kendrick (7-4) went eight innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks to pick up the victory.
Jason Marquis (9-3), who had won eight straight decisions over his last 11 starts, went 4 1-3 innings,...
Burch Smith works hard for another victory while Matt Andriese just works hard. Justin Hancock makes his Cal League debut, Bryan Rodriguez comes back from the DL, Bryan Verbitsky remains scoreless and Tayron Guerrero keeps every pitch in the field of play.
Cliff Lee was masterful last night in San Diego. Chase Utley hit a home run, Dom Brown flashed some leather in left field and the San Diego Padres looked to be no problem for the Phillies on the start of a ten game west coast swing. With the Phillies up 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth and it already half past midnight I was growing so tired that I just could not manage to fight...
Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) @ San Diego Padres (38-38)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - Cliff Lee vs. Eric StultsTuesday - KK vs. Jason MarquisWednesday - Ol' Girl Parts vs. Undecided10:10 start time for all gamesFriars Bats:R - 315 (16th)AVG - .248 (19th)OPS - .703 (20th)Their top two offensive threats have been DL'd, Everth Cabrera/SS (.300/.800, 31 SB) and Jedd Gyorko/2B ...