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BUD BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bud Black Trolls the NL

In the seventh inning last night, after surrendering a 2-0 lead, Bud Black sent Tommy Medica to the plate. The bases were empty, and Medica was hitting for Jace Peterson. Medica struck out. Medica is not a second baseman, so Black brought Alexi Amarista on to man the bag. With Nick Vincent having imploded, Dale Thayer entered the game at the same time to pitch. Seems like a classic...
Via Padres Public
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough, Fire Bud Black

The fans of San Diego deserve something more than a few nice guys that don’t mind losing. Despite all the ass-kissing that goes on between local media and Padres manager Bud Black one thing remains… He’s not getting the job done. This isn’t a post about how great Buddy is, or how all the losing isn’t his fault, or how the front office can’t bring in talent, or how he...
Via Friarhood
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Padres going to fire manager Bud Black?

The upcoming schedule — not to mention the law of averages — gives hope that better times might be ahead. The Padres have three more games against the dreadful Cubs before going to hitter-friendly parks in Arizona and Chicago (White Sox). The only opponent with a winning record among the next eight series is the Washington Nationals, who will visit Petco. To this point, though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: May 21, 1985

1985: Bud Black pitched a complete-game gem, limiting Texas to three hits, while George Brett homered twice to lead the Royals to a 5-0 win at Arlington Stadium. Black walked three and struck out four for his fourth win of the season. Texas did not have a hit until Pete O’Brien’s one-out single in the fifth and did not have a single runner reach third base. In fact, they only...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Not Easy Facing Up When Your Whole World Is Black

Let’s get this out of the way: The Padres aren’t firing Bud Black. First, they (unnecessarily) exercised the club options on his contract for 2014 and 2015. He’s safe through at least this season. You’re excited, I can tell. Second, there’s no obvious replacement already on the coaching staff. Third, that’s baseball. With that said, let’s have some fun with hypotheticals...
Via Padres Public
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

5 MLB Managers Likely Not To Return

The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres are two teams that could have decisions to make moving forward. With half the season played, a number of teams are feeling the heat to make changes before 2014. Some offices are being forced to consider a change at skipper. Some guys fizzled fast, while others have held onto their post for some time. Let’s look at which managers...
Via Players View
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres manager Bud Black will miss the intoxicating stench of Wrigley Field

While a lot of folks are eagerly anticipating the planned renovations to the decrepit Wrigley Field — Lance Berkman is probably part of that contingent — some folks with a more of a nose for nostalgia (as it were) aren’t as excited that the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs will be losing some of its trademark and quirky charm through the renovation process. Among those folks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres pick up Black's option years

The San Diego Padres have exercised the 2014 and 2015 option years in manager Bud Black's contract. The club previously had extended Black's contract through 2013. Black replaced Bruce Bochy as manager before the 2007 season. He is 464-509 (.477) in six seasons, including a 90-72 mark in 2010. Black won the NL Manager of the Year Award that season. Also Monday, the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres pick up Black's options for 2013 and 2014

Bud Black recently completed his sixth season as the San Diego Padres' manager, and he has yet to guide the team to the postseason. He'll get at least two more chances to reach the playoffs after the Padres picked up his contract options for 2013 and 2014 on Monday. "Buddy has a keen insight into team dynamics and creates a great environment for the players and coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Friarhood Radio FanFest Recap - Garfinkel, Black and more.

Friarhood Radio was on location today during Padres FanFest.  An action packed three hours from the Tilted Kilt with myself, Judson Richards, and Cody Decker.  If you have never listened to FHR in the past, this week was a great time to start.  This week on the show: Tom Garfinkel - Spoke candidly on the new TV deal, dynamic pricing, and trying to compete in 2012 Bud Black...
Via Friarhood
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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