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Padres chairman Ron Fowler, aka the San Diego Beer Baron, aka the Sultan of Suds, grants Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times an audience.
I like Bill Shaikin. He was on top of the Dodgers ownership change last year. And because a few of the parties denied in that sale expressed interest in the sale of the Padres, he became a valuable source of information on that process.
And, believe it or not, I like Ron Fowler. He’s kept the beer flowing into San Diego for many years. When I was younger and didn’t know any better, I drank that crap.
But, as you’ll hopefully see by the end of this, Ron Fowler really needs to just shut up. And have a craft beer.
Padres’ new owners remaking the franchise the San Diego way
Though four are related to former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, the team’s new owners are taking an approach different from that of the L.A. team.
The soccer players, dressed in black shirts and black shorts, lined up in front of the visiting dugout at Petco Park. These were the...
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It’s July 1st and the Padres are potentially buyers as we move towards the July 31st trade deadline. It’s a minor surprise, at least, and once again, after failing to do so in the offseason, the Padres are looking to upgrade their pitching staff. Lead owner Ron Fowler said so himself, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin.
Why does Fowler keep talking before...
San Diego is in the midst of a ten-game road trip. They go to Boston next, where the team boasting the best record in the AL plays. They will end in Maryland, against the preseason favorite to win the NL. And they started in Miami, against the team with the second-worst record in baseball. Heading into the just completed series many of us – perhaps you too – hoped the Padres...
The San Diego Padres are surprisingly in the race in the NL West and appear to be buyers at the deadline. The Padres are looking to add to their rotation at the deadline and already have a couple of guys that they are targeting.
The Padres are "enamored" with Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to Bill Center of U-T San Diego. Another target, according to Center...
The San Diego Padres could get shortstop Everth Cabrera back from his hamstring injury as soon as Thursday, manager Bud Black told Joe Morgan of MLB.com.
"There's a chance that he might get on a plane and meet
us Thursday in Boston," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Whether we
activate him or not on that day is still up in the air."
San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko did some running and participated in batting practice yesterday, but manager Bud Black told Joe Morgan of MLB.com that there is still no timetable for the rookie's return. Black said he's hopeful that by the end of the week Gyorko is close to resuming his minor league rehab assignment.
"We're hoping, by the end of...
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.
The Padres started the second half of the season pretty much the way the ended the first half. With a disappointing loss to the Marlins. Andrew Cashner pitched well enough to win, but the offense let him down. And then Tyson Ross let everyone...
In case you weren’t paying attention…
What a waste @Padres! Cashner #dressedthedeer and you failed him. An absolute joke of a game.
— Beau Gray (@beautown) June 30, 2013
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Anyone want this iced coffee? No one is drinking...
On May 1, the San Diego Padres were 10-17, good enough for last place in the National League West. They had allowed a NL worst 129 runs while scoring just 103. The team’s run differential of -26 was the second worst in the National League, ahead of only the Miami Marlins.
Since losing that night to the Chicago Cubs, the Padres have gone 30-23 (15-11 in June, as of Friday night...
Brandon Snyder's bases-clearing double off the top of the Wall in the bottom of the fourth, and eight ridiculously strong innings by John Lackey led the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Fenway Park.
For Lackey (pictured), it was his longest outing of the year; the last time he saw the eighth inning of a game from the mound...
In the latest “lost episode” of Padres and Pints, we chat with Padres Hall of Famer, and RJ’s Fro namesake, Randy Jones! It was shortly after the trading deadline last year and it was interesting to hear RJ’s take on how he thought the Padres did and if he thought they were headed in the right direction. We then talk to Mark from the Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill...
After getting the day off during Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, David Ortiz‘s big bat is back in the middle of the order as the Red Sox open a three-game interleague set with the Padres on Tuesday.
Ortiz, who leads all American League designated hitters in All-Star voting by a gigantic margin, has been arguably Boston’s most consistent plate performer this season, hitting...
In a game that saw Pedro Ciriaco return to Fenway Park, as a member of the Padres, the Red Sox used a big 4th inning and dominant pitching to down the San Diego Padres. 3 runs in the 4th was enough but the Sox tacked on another in the 6th as an insurance run. The Sox have been dominant against the National League this season and they look to continue...
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 1:35
Arms:Tuesday: Robbie Erlin, LHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (5-5, 2.99 ERA)
Wednesday: Edinson Volquez, RHP (6-6, 5.50 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (8-4, 4.61 ERA)
Thursday: Eric Stults, LHP (6-6, 3.51 ERA) vs. Allen Webster, RHP (0-2, 9.50 ERA)