Found August 14, 2013 on Friarhood:
Look out Hollywood, there’s a new star on the rise and he’s coming out of Tucson. The Tucson Padres’ own self-proclaimed anti-hero and writer/director/producer/actor Cody Decker (who also plays outfield for the Triple-A club) has put together a new short film entitled “Brad” starring himself and several members of the Padres clubhouse staff down in Tucson. The movie, made by Decker’s own Antihero Baseball/Daylight Films, is about 8:00 minutes long and revolves around Decker’s own personal experiences with former major league catcher and Special Assistant to the General Manager Brad Ausmus. The movie has already been promoted across the Twitter universe and is picking up steam through Decker’s twitter account (@Decker6). Decker’s film has been dubbed to not be a “typical” baseball flick, but the humor and clubhouse banter involved is what makes it worth watching. Plus the fantastic cinematic nuances by budding film director Cody Decker bring “Brad” to new heights in the emerging comed

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-14-13

The T-Pads and the Missions both enjoyed victories tonight. Tucson’s Cody Decker hit a walk off home run while San Antonio’s Matt Wisler delivered an excellent start. Both Lake Elsinore and Fort Wayne lost close games by 1 run. The Emeralds were blown out. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker Pitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Wisler   Tucson Padres 8, Oklahoma City RedHawks...

Analyzing the Quentin Addition, Part I: The Trade

It’s probably a bit early to objectively assess the performance of Friars GM Josh Byrnes to this point in his tenure. After all, he didn’t join the franchise until December of 2010 and wasn’t named the club’s GM until nearly a year afterwards. To be fair Byrnes probably deserves another year or two before he can be judged. That being said, it’s not too early to grade one...

Maybin's rehab in Tucson halted by pain

Cameron Maybin’s rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson has been temporarily stopped. “Technically we pulled him off the rehab to give his knee a few days to calm down” Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Monday. Maybin hasn’t appeared in a game for Tucson since last Thursday when he came out after two at-bats. He had played in only five of a possible 11 games when he...

Carlos Quentin continues to have problems with right knee

Carlos Quentin has not played in a game since July 30 and the San Diego Padres are very concerned about the condition of his right knee. So much, in fact, that they left him have a second opinion on it Thursday. As reported by Corey Brock of, Quentin visited Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a second opinion.  Quentin had surgery on his knee in October...

Daily Friar 8.13.13

The Padres lost a laugher last night. The game quickly got out of hand as Edinson Volquez couldn’t pitch yet again in Coors Field. This will be good to know for the Rockies once Volquez becomes a free agent. He gave up five early runs and that was enough for the Rockies to win. He left the game in the fifth inning after allowing eight runs, all of them earned. ON SALE NOW! Things...

Padres Memorable Moments – Recap

Friday night the Ted Williams (San Diego) Chapter of SABR hosted the Padres Memorable Moments event at the Scripps Ranch Library.  As you may remember from reading about it here and here, Bob Chandler was to call the memorable moments in the old-style of sound effects and ticker tape. In the library auditorium a stage was set up. On the left was a desk with all the special effects...

Daily Friar 8.15.13

Andrew Cashner had a heck of a game throwing the ball, but the Padres offense couldn’t give him anything to work with. Some silly mistakes led to missed opportunities that either could have prevented the Rockies from scoring, or led the Padres to scoring. They lost the game in typical Padres fashion where things that go wrong tend to be glaring when the game is over. Life isn...

Coping With Bad Baserunning

The Padres ended up losing to Colorado 4-2 yesterday.  They had baserunners, got some timely hits for once, but couldn’t break on top.  One particularly painful sequence occurred in the top of the sixth inning, when singles by Jedd Gyorko and Jesus Guzman placed runners on the corners and no one out.  Logan Forsythe strode to the plate. Logan reached for a outside 2-2 pitch...

Padres analyst sneaks in "Baba Booey"

San Diego Padres analyst Mark Grant is quickly becoming a favorite in these parts for his willingness to have fun in the booth.  First it was getting this "Mitch Kupchak" joke past Dick Enberg.  Now we find him sneaking a "Baba Booey" in a promotional read. See kids, these kinds of things are funny when you actually don't expect them.  Baba Booey in...

Jaff Decker’s First Homer

Number one. Padres history is littered with players who wore it on their back. Most couldn’t hit much. The last, Cody Ransom, went 0-for-11 before being released in mid-April. Ozzie Smith is in the Hall of Fame, although he never hit for the Padres. He and Enzo Hernández each had 83 sacrifice hits, most in franchise history, but those aren’t real hits. Calvin Schiraldi knocked...

Padres defeat the Rockies 7-5

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - San Diego,CA(SDSN)- Padres defeat the Rockies 7-5. The Padres took the lead early on RBI single by Yonder Alonso to give the Padres the lead...The post Padres defeat the Rockies 7-5 appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.

Five Good Things: Having A Bad Trip Edition

Well our beloved Friars did not enjoy themselves over the last week, losing both series to Cincinnati and Colorado, including one of the most brutal back-to-back losses starting with a 13 inning series deciding heartbreaker at the Great American Ballpark followed by a 14-2 butt-whooping at Coors Field on Monday. I frankly haven’t seen a trip this bad since Dewey Cox’s relaxation...

Strange Days

Sometimes it’s tough to be a Padres fan. After Monday night’s game, which had a rain delay in the 8th inning despite the home team Colorado Rockies being up by 7 runs, I started thinking about strange things that have happened at Padres games I’ve been to or watched. The idea started out as a list with a possible poll included. Then I realized that a list with only a couple...

Guy catches foul ball in beer at Padres-Rockies game (video)

During Tuesday evening’s tilt between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, a fan made a nice catch of a foul ball off the bat of Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler by utilizing the only receptacle he had available: His beer cup. Via Nice sudsy souvenir, sir. The only appropriate thing […]The post Guy catches foul ball in beer at Padres-Rockies...

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 14

Wisler shuts down Arkansas, while Cody Decker hits a walkoff homerun for the T-Pads
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