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Padres Bobblehead Mega Post!!

Here it is. All of the Padres bobbleheads, that I own, in one single post. 57 different Padres, Beavers, Quakes, Storm, Wizards, managers, announcers, mascots, dreamboats, skaters and sleepy voiced ex-owners. I’ve written in depth about many of these already, so if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I’ll fill you in on them. Some Additional Notes...
Via Padres Public
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Eleven Dodgers, D-backs Minor Leaguers Suspended After Wild Brawl

A major brawl in a Triple-A game instigated by rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top minor league affiliate has resulted in the suspension of 11 players. The benches cleared twice during Arruebarrena’s at-bat for the Albuquerque Isotopes in the second inning Saturday night. The second time, Arruebarrena took exception...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

10 ejected in D-backs, Dodgers Triple-A brawl

Ten players and coaches were ejected Saturday night after the Triple-A affiliates for the Diamondbacks (Reno Aces) and Dodgers (Albuquerque Isotopes) engaged in a bench-clearing brawl that delayed the game 30 minutes and was kept out of the stands by only the netting behind home plate. Tempers flared in the second inning when Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw up and in to Isotopes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s The Albuquerque Isotopes-Reno Aces Brawl That Resulted In 10 Ejections

A massive brawl broke out in Triple-A minor league baseball action between the Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate) and Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate) on Saturday night, leading to 10 ejections. It made for quite the play-by-play recap on MiLB.com: Yep, even Aces manager (and 2001 National League All-Star) Phil Nevin was ejected following the brawl....
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive fight at Triple-A Reno leads to 10 ejections

It turns out the Dodgers and Diamondbacks don’t even get along at the Triple-A level. A massive brawl broke out early in Saturday night’s game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. After nearly being hit with a pitch, Erisbel Arruebarrena was eventually called out on strikes. He apparently shoved Reno catcher Blake Lalli after the AB, and the dugouts poured onto the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive fight at Triple-A Reno leads to 10 ejections

It turns out the Dodgers and Diamondbacks don’t even get along at the Triple-A level. A massive brawl broke out early in Saturday night’s game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. After nearly being hit with a pitch, Erisbel Arruebarrena was eventually called out on strikes. He apparently shoved Reno catcher Blake Lalli after the AB, and the dugouts poured onto the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reno And Albuquerque Raise Jacksonville And Birmingham's Bench Clearing Brawlness

((HT: KRNV-TV))Yesterday, the HQ showed you what happens when two teams play each other for a week solid.Jacksonville and Birmingham go after each other for 17 MINUTES SOLID!Tonight, it was triple-A's turn at the brawling as Reno and the Isotopes went at itPost by KRNV News 4.KOLO-TV's Ben Ross has the overheadAccording to Larry Brown Sports, there were ten ejections including...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor league manager makes bold guarantee about weather

Phil Nevin, manager of the Triple-A Reno Aces, has made a bold bet with fans.The former MLB slugger is guaranteeing the temperature will be 60 degrees or above on Opening Day (April 3) when his Aces host the El Paso Chihuahuas. If the temperature falls below 60 degrees, Nevin has promised to buy all fans in attendance a ticket to a future game."I'm really looking forward...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Annual SD SABR Garage Sale

A year ago, the SD SABR chapter hosted a baseball-themed Garage Sale at the Hall of Champions.  We had so much fun doing that that we decided to do it again. This Saturday, at Randy Jones’ Grill in Mission Valley, the Chapter will host its Second Annual Garage Sale.  As with last year’s event, all monies raised will help support the Baseball Research Center.  Come on down...
Via Padres Public
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trivia and News: 01/18/2014 Weekend Edition

No question for the weekend, rather a quote from the Baseball Humor category… “I remember he had several pair of glasses but he couldn’t see good in any of them.” – Yogi Berra, catcher for Yankee reliever Ryne Duren, who wore thick glasses that made batters nervous about his ability to see. Yesterday’s Answer: B. Bobby Estalella. A catcher for the Phillies, Estalella...
Via 85% Sports
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the New Petco Park and Safeco Field

Probably my favorite Petco Park story is everybody’s favorite Petco Park story. Some time ago, when the Padres had Phil Nevin and Phil Nevin was good, and Petco was still pretty new, Nevin drove a ball deep to right field that wound up going for a double instead of a home run. Nevin subsequently slammed down his helmet and pointed at where he figured Kevin Towers was, as if to...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vetoed Trades, Part Two

On Monday, we looked at three vetoed trades, and I thought today we’d look at three more. Vetoed trade 1: Dec. 2002, Padres send Phil Nevin to Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. Vetoed trade 2: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Orioles for Sidney Ponson Completed trade: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Rangers for Chan Ho Park and cash This is one of those trades that sound a lot...
Via Fangraphs
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Phil Nevin

Phil Nevin was a professional baseball player from 1995 through 2006. He played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. Nevin is from Fullerton, California and attended El Dorado High School, which also produced former ball players Bret Boone and Brett Tomko. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Nevin...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Players of the Month - August

Hitter of the month: 3B – Chase Headley August totals: 306/345/611 – 10 HR, 31 RBI, 20 R No brainer. Easily the best single month turned in by a Padres third baseman since Phil Nevin was manning the position in Mission Valley. In August, Chase pushed his 2012 season from “nice” to “breakthrough”. Not sure if one month can change the course of an offseason, but it has...
Via Friarhood
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 2012 MLB Draft Picks Report

1. Houston, Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The Houston Astros wasted no time in making the draft’s first splash, in going after 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He is the highest draft pick ever to come out of the Puerto Rico Academy since Ramon Castro, who was chosen 17th overall in 1994 MLB draft. Carlos, has verbally...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Rule 4 Draft Results

Let's just get right to it (my tally from my mock draft will follow each selection): 1. Houston Astros - Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy - This can't be understated enough about how much of an upset this was in the scheme of the actual selection process. On talent alone, Correa is said to rival Cleveland's top prospect Francisco Lindor, who forged a similar...
Via The Outside Corner
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Make SS Correa MLB’s No. 1 Pick

The Houston Astros decided they weren’t going to pass on a talented shortstop with the top pick in the draft this time around. Houston took Puerto Rican (or in the words of Bud Selig, Porto Rican) shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 draft pick on Monday night, apparently attempting to avoid the mistake it made the last time it picked first by taking Phil Nevin ahead of Derek...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros Dismiss Scouts And Go With Shortstop Who Most Appeals To Teenaged Girls

In 1992, the last time the Astros had a number one draft pick they skipped over Derek Jeter and drafted Phil Nevin.  As they say, the rest is history.  Or as an Astro fan says, “The rest never happened because I became a Texas Rangers fan.  Go Hamilton!”  This year the Astros weren’t letting it happen again.  With their number one pick, they selected 17-year-old shortstop...
Via Razzball
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

UM commit Correa goes No. 1 in baseball draft

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals draft RHP Kyle Zimmer at No. 5

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros take SS Carlos Correa with No. 1 pick

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Astros make Carlos Correa #1 overall MLB Draft pick

For the third time in their history, the Houston Astros had the #1 pick in MLB entry draft. In 1976 they took future White Sox starting hurler Floyd Bannister, and in 1992 they took valuable baseball card but far from franchise player Phil Nevin. Tonight they took Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa with the #1 overall pick in the march towards getting the state of Texas its first...
Via The Sports Bank
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros take Correa with top pick

The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17 to Houston in 1994, as...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Luhnow eager to build Astros' farm system

HOUSTON The process of painting the portrait of Jeff Luhnow as a general manager is ongoing, with perhaps the broadest strokes coming on Monday with the commencement of the 2012 first-year player draft. Everything observers have come to learn about Luhnow over his six months on the job could pale in comparison to what is revealed by the decisions the Astros make early next week...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Luhnow eager to build Astros' farm system

HOUSTON The process of painting the portrait of Jeff Luhnow as a general manager is ongoing, with perhaps the broadest strokes coming on Monday with the commencement of the 2012 first-year player draft. Everything observers have come to learn about Luhnow over his six months on the job could pale in comparison to what is revealed by the decisions the Astros make early next week...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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