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Talkin’ Baseball with The San Diego Chicken – Part Two

When we last left our friend Ted Giannoulas (aka The San Diego Chicken), he was on top of the world because for one night he was the highest paid athlete on the globe. The future is looking pretty bright for our flexible, tri-colored friend.  If you are wondering what else there could possibly be for a man in a chicken suit to accomplish…well then grab yourself a beverage and...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Baseball with The San Diego Chicken – Part One

This marks a very big first for The Hall of Very Good.  You are about to embark on a two part interview with our first ever celebrity inductee, Ted Giannoulas.  Of course, you probably know him better as his alter ego, The San Diego Chicken. The San Diego Chicken has been a staple of Major League Baseball mascots for nearly four decades and Giannoulas has been inside that suit...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres News: GM search enters next round

According to Cory Brock, the San Diego Padres are through two rounds of interviews for their next GM. But are they any closer to a decision?#Padres emailed they interviewed Mike Hazen of the #RedSox for the second time -- yesterday. He's the second to get a second interview.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 23, 2014#50896920 / gettyimages.comYes and no. The Padres seem...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Cameron Maybin dealt 25-game suspension for violation of drug policy

Major League Baseball announced the suspension of San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin for 25 games as a result of a second violation of the league’s drug policy (amphetamines).  It is a second offense, as the first offense for amphetamines is retest. Padres OF Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine. — MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2014 As...
Via Reading Between The Seams
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur pranked again, trapped in coaches’ bathroom (Video)

Jeff Francoeur was called up to the big leagues by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, so his minor league teammates from Triple-A El Paso decided to give him a going away present. Cody Decker, who has 13 home runs for the Chihuahuas this season, produced yet another video in which the team runs a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres News: Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games

According to Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors, Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games without pay by Major League Baseball for amphetamine use. But it's a bit more detailed than that.#492669803 / gettyimages.com#492669727 / gettyimages.comCameron Maybin released the following statement through the Players Association,“I have been undergoing treatment for several years for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PEDs

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was suspended by Major League Baseball for performance-enhancing drug use and will miss 25 games. Maybin tested positive for amphetamines and it is the second time he has tested positive. Players who test positive for amphetamines are automatically given warnings the first time, and are subjected to subsequent testing and an automatic...
Via Baseball News Source
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Frenchy's Revenge: Chihuahuas Prank Jeff Francoeur Again as He Gets Call Back to Padres

((ht: deadspin.com))Former Atlanta Brave, New York Met, Kansas City Royal and San Francisco Padre Jeff Francoeur can now add another Major League Baseball team to his ever-growing resume--the San Diego Padres.Francoeur on Wednesday got a call up from the Padres Triple-A team in El Paso.But not before his friends and teammates on the Chihuahuas got one last practical joke in....Check...
Via Online Sports Guys
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Maybin suspended for amphetamines

The Padres’ ugly season just got a little uglier. Cameron Maybin of the #Padres suspended 25 games for amphetamines. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 23, 2014 Maybin blamed the failed test on confusion resulting from a change in medications, one of which he had a TUE for. He’s hit .247/.286/.368 in 62 games this season. He’s signed through the 2016 season.
Via Bloguin Best
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Cameron Maybin suspended for amphetamines

The Padres’ ugly season just got a little uglier. Cameron Maybin of the #Padres suspended 25 games for amphetamines. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 23, 2014 Maybin blamed the failed test on confusion resulting from a change in medications, one of which he had a TUE for. He’s hit .247/.286/.368 in 62 games this season. He’s signed through the 2016 season.
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Gets Got Once Again

Rarely is the sequel as good as the original and, hardly ever, is it better.  This is not one of those times. Back in April, Jeff Francoeur’s teammates with the El Paso Chihuahuas convinced him that reliever Jorge Reyes was deaf.  And the best part…they kept up the charade for weeks.  So, on the eve of Francoeur getting promoted to the San Diego Padres…his teammates struck...
Via Hall of Very Good
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Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine

CHICAGO (AP) -- San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Wednesday. Maybin is batting .247 with one home run and nine RBIs in 62 games this season.
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The El Paso Chihuahuas have pranked Jeff Francoeur...again

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pulled off an epic month-long prank against former big leaguer, and current AAA teammate, Jeff Francoeur. Well, "Frenchy" got the call up to San Diego and the Chihuahuas decided to send him off the right way, making him look dumb on camera...again.Credit to "Frenchy" for realizing that his teammates were not going to let him...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Promote Francoeur; Maybin Suspended

The carousel that is the San Diego Padres 25-man roster continues at full speed into the end of July as the team has promoted outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso. Francoeur’s call-up to the Majors became necessary following the suspension of outfielder Cameron Maybin who violated MLB’s drug use policy by testing positive for amphetamines. Maybin will be serving a...
Via Friarhood
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur’s Triple-A Teammates Successfully Prank Him Once Again (Video)

Outfielder-turned-pitcher Jeff Francoeur was reportedly called up by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, and while that’s great news for his career, that unfortunately means the end of his minor-league teammates pranking him. Thankfully, though, the El Paso Chihuahuas got one more prank in before Francoeur was promoted to the bigs. Back in April, Francoeur’s Triple-A teammates...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s another hilarious Jeff Francoeur prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur again victimized by brilliant prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Minor League Team Again Pulls Epic Prank On Jeff Francoeur

As if one time wasn’t enough to prank Jeff Francoeur, several Chihuahuas players went after the 30-year-old outfielder who was called up to the Padres this afternoon. Francoeur, who did some pitching with the Padres’ Triple-A team, was trapped by his teammates after going into the coaches’ bathroom.  Here’s the previous prank in which his teammates convince him […]...
Via Diehardsport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The El Paso Chihuahuas Locked Jeff Francoeur in the Coach's Bathroom

Jeff Francoeur used the El Paso Chihuahuas's coach's bathroom. A no-no. So they locked him in. Meh. [Deadspin]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Decker Presents: “Frenchy Number Two”

America’s favorite perpetrator of practical jokes against outfielder Jeff Francoeur is back again with another practical joke against outfielder Jeff Francoeur. This time with a possible misdemeanor of false imprisonment as the punchline. El Paso Chihuahua’s Utility Man and Self-Proclaimed Writer/Director/Editor Cody Decker takes his pranking to the next level in this new video...
Via Friarhood
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur returns to majors, Atlanta with Padres

Parkview's pride and joy will return home this weekend. Former Atlanta Brave right fielder Jeff Francoeur was called up by the San Diego Padres Wednesday. Francoeur, who had an opt-out clause on his minor league deal, was hitting .294 with a .465 slugging percentage and 15 homers with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. It should be noted he also pitched in relief and posted a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

An All-Star Game For San Diego…And For Tony

It’s been 22 years, and counting, since the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was last played in San Diego (1992).  When San Diego hosted its first All-Star Game, it had only been 14 years prior to that, in 1978. It’s time Major League Baseball gave San Diego another shot. Gaslamp Ball reported at FanFest in February that ownership had identified 2019 as their target for...
Via Padres Public
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Report: Everth Cabrera rehab result

The San Diego Padres got shut out by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday by the score of 6-0. The loss dropped the Padres to 43-56 on the season, third in the National League West. Although fourth in the Major Leagues in ERA, the Padres are a dismal 30th in runs scored. On the injury front, Everth Cabrera had a successful first rehab game on Tuesday.#451606276 / gettyimages.comI reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-22-14

There were lots of great performances all over the farm tonight. From Casey McElroy’s 2 home run night to Matt Wisler’s excellent start, the pitching and/or hitting was great across almost every Padre farm team.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Casey McElroy Pitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Wisler   El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Sacramento River Cats 3 Everth Cabrera – SS: 0-3, BB...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Chase The Draggin’ Headley

Something many of you don't realize, but one of the first people to talk to a player that was just traded is his new team's tailor. The Yankees tailor got on the phone with Chase Headley to find out what size jersey he wears, and Headley looked down, beaming to be out of Petco, and said, "Giuseppe, you might want to take out my inseam too." I wonder if the flowers...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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