Expanded Rosters = The Buy Bang Theory

Rosters are just about to go from Foster's oil cans to forties for our annual tradition of getting completely wasted on rookie nookie. I remember in September of 1997, this young talkative player debuted. He could spin a yarn as well as he could spin his bat. That player had modest power in the minors and was hitting .361 in Triple-A at the time of his call-up. His name:...
Via Razzball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruining Boot World’s Picnic? Thazzzzright!

The other day, I was thinking about my favorite Padre memories. They often have to do with the absurd, things we really have no right holding on to, let alone carrying as fond memories. When the Padres left Channel 4 San Diego, they not only left behind a completely substandard presentation…they left behind the great (and by great, I mean AWFUL. So awful, they’re great.) local...
Via Padres Public
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

What Wladimir Balentien Did: A More Full Understanding

Many of my younger years were spent living in San Diego. As such, I got to watch a lot of the Padres and the Braves — the Padres, because they were local, and the Braves, because they were inescapable. As such, I got to watch a lot of Ryan Klesko, and of all the things […]
Via Fangraphs
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

While You Were Dreaming: Game 114 (Padres vs Phillies)

The last time August 8th fell on a Thursday was 2002.  Had Padres Public existed back then, here’s how the game summary might have read. The Padres concluded this six-game home stand on a high note.  It didn’t start out looking like they would. Brian Lawrence started and made it into the sixth, however thanks to Rickey Ledee’s big day at the plate (double and triple) he departed...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Choices: Ryan Klesko

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 first basemen in Padres History

We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position.  The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year.  I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres.  The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position; so Gene Tenace...
Via Friarhood
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Wezen-Ball: A Guaranteed Draft Return? by Larry Granillo

I had a conversation with my brother eight years ago that I've been pondering ever since that might be appropriate here with the draft next week. Why eight years ago? That was the summer of 2004, when I was able to attend roughly twenty Fresno Grizzlies games in about a two month span. It was a glorious summer where I got paid to watch and keep score at baseball games. Everyone...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 first basemen in Padres History

To get ready for the 2012 season we’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position. The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year. I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres. The other rule: players will be considered for their primary...
Via Friarhood
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Lucia

Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner, and has been writing about baseball since 2009. He started off writing about the Atlanta Braves for SBNation's Braves blog, Talking Chop. Joe then was the editor of BravesHeart on the Fanball Network, where his blog won Blog of the Month in June of 2009, his first month on the network. Joe joined Bloguin in November 2010, taking...
Via The Outside Corner
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Players in Padres History

Sponsored Post: The San Diego Padres are coming off a bit of a rough season, but with lots of changes happening to teams all over the league, the landscape will be pretty different this coming season, which may open the door for a better campaign for the Padres. Soon it will be time for prepare for this coming season by updating your satellite packages to make sure you get all of...
Via Friarhood
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

How Do We Know Lefties Can't Hit in Petco?

I've been hearing plenty of "experts" say that Petco doesn't play well for left-handed power hitting pull hitters.  That made me think... have the Padres had any left-handed power hitting pull hitters?  I find it amazing how many people think Adrian Gonzalez was a pull hitter, or that he was successful in Petco. Although it's true that Gonzalez pulls the...
Via Friarhood
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Ryan Klesko Undercover

While searching "baseball commercials" on YouTube I came across this late 90's Fox spot featuring Ryan Klesko as an undercover agent breaking up a stolen base ring. Thank goodness he got those criminals off the street.
Via More Hardball
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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