Found June 20, 2013 on
On Tuesday night Jesus Guzman hit a 2 run homer at AT&T Park to give the Padres a short lived lead over the San Francisco Giants. Hitting the HR was great. I mean, I thought it was great. I was excited. The problem with my excitement however was that it was more subdued than the excitement exhibited by Jesus Guzman as he broke into his HR trot.
Let’s break down this ugly display of excitement . .
Jesus Guzman is admiring his blast but it’s OK because everyone is looking to deep CF to see if the ball cleared the wall. And it did.
Now eyes will be returning to Jesus Guzman.
Jesus Guzman is still holding his bat. He’s kinda far down the baseline. What is he doing?
Oh, crap . . . he’s jumping. Jesus Guzman is jumping. It’s not Game 6 of the 1993 World Series and Jesus Guzman is jumping. Oh, God. He also appears to be yelling. Guzman is yelling. We have a yeller.
The one good thing about Jesus Guzman’s celebration is that he is not facing Jeremy Affeldt while he does it – I mea...
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THE WALKING DEAD
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Both benches cleared after Giants starter Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Padres' first baseman Jesus Guzman in the second inning of their game Wednesday.
Bumgarner's first pitch to Guzman sailed about belt-high, apparently in response to Guzman's excessive celebration after hitting a pinch-hit home run Tuesday night.
Guzman jumped out of the way and then took...
As much as I’d love for it to be, writing for Padres Public isn’t my main occupation. It really isn’t an occupation at all. By night I’m Nate from The Vocal Minority but by day and occasionally night I’m Nathan, retail manager. I wear an apron with a name badge and everything. This is what happens when you drop out of college.
One of the things we do as managers that separates us...
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure. “
- Mark Twain
As I sit here and write this the Padres are exactly at .500, 3 games back of 1st, and are about to start a 4-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jason Marquis is starting and I’ll likely have to update this opening paragraph to account for whatever it is he does. But more...
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 the Padres 7 game win streak came to an end as the Giants took game 2 of the series 5-4. They meet today at 12:45 for the rubber game: Eric Stults for San Diego and Madison Bumgarner for San Francisco.
Power rally not...
San Diego Padres Rookie of the Year candidate Jedd Gyorko cannot wait to get back into the lineup. In fact, as MLB.com's Corey Brock indicates, Gyorko is counting down the days -- literally out loud. Brock notes that Gyorko walked around the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 19, proclaiming "six days" and counting -- multiple times.
Gyorko went on the 15-day disabled...
College night at Petco Park quickly took a weird turn when the catcher receiving the first pitch turned out to be a day walker. Numerous folks dressed up like the walking dead then proceeded to do what zombies do: walk around like zombies. Don’t worry, this isn’t the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, just another fun trick teams do to get fans excited about being at the...
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because he injured his left hamstring.
Cabrera, the NL leader with 31 stolen bases was hurt during San Diego's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Outfielder Jaff Decker was recalled from Triple-A Tucson to take Cabrera's place on the 25-man roster.
The left-handed Decker is making...
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres cleared the benches after pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit first baseman Jesus Guzman.
Kelly Crull is a Fox Sports reporter/host based in San Diego. You’ve seen her covering Padres games in MLB, as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. Kelly Crull, 28, hosts San Diego Padres weekly, the video magazine show on Fox Sports.
She worked two years at KOCO-5 before joining the Thunder in 2010, also will fill in as sideline reporter for Padres telecasts and various...
Although no one in baseball has issued more walks than the San Diego Padres' Jason Marquis, he hasn't lost in almost two months.
Marquis goes for a ninth consecutive victory and fourth in a row over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who visit Petco Park for the first time since April's bench-clearing brawl Thursday night.
After giving up a season-high seven runs in 4 2-3 innings...
This week I’ll hit up a few items from the 70′s and early 80′s.
First up is a plastic McDonalds baseball card holder from 1974. 1974 was the first year for Ray Kroc owning the Padres so this promotion makes sense. The baseball cards are round and the players I have are Randy Jones, Dave Winfield, Bobby Tolan, Fred Kendall, Glenn Beckert, Johnny Grubb, John McNamara, a Padres...
Tempers flared Wednesday at AT&T Park as the rival Padres and Giants got into a skirmish after Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch that went behind Jesus Guzman, resulting in the benches clearing.
Bumgarner allowed just a pair of solo homeruns while striking out eight over seven innings, and Gregor Blanco came up with a two run pinch hit triple in the seventh to cap the come from...