Braves Sweep Padres Out of SunTrust

April 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves finished a memorable first series inside their new home, SunTrust Park, and it came at the expense of the San Diego Padres. The Braves finished off a four-game sweep of the Friars on April 17, when Dansby Swanson hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Brandon Maurer took the loss. What was the reason for San Diego losing four…


Series Preview: Braves Debut Suntrust Park Against Padres

April 13, 2017

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Padres have managed to win some games in this young season. The team presumed to be the worst in baseball is 5-5 after the first 10 games of the 2017 season. This season is still very young, and the pain Padre fans will endure is still ahead. However, this team has been fun to watch out the gate, and they look competitive. After…


Padres Series Preview: The Friars Open Petco Against the Giants

April 6, 2017

After a long wait, the day is here. Baseball returns to Petco Park in San Diego. All the preparation to get the stadium ready for the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day is going through the finishing touches. Groundskeepers are painting the lines and logos on the field, manicuring the grass, and raking the sand. Concession workers are melting the cheese and chilling the beer. Gatekeepers are preparing to scan tickets….


Padres History: The Opening Day Trifecta That Was Wynne, Gwynn & Kruk

March 26, 2017

One of the most exciting spectacles in Major League Baseball, or baseball at any level for that matter, is seeing home runs in sequence. “Back-to-back” is a term we like to use to describe two consecutive hitters “taking a pitcher deep,” another one of baseball’s famous catchphrases. However, something that is much more exciting is going “back-to-back-to-back.” In poker, three of a kind trumps a pair. The same applies to…


Nate Colbert’s Record-Setting Performance in 1972 Still Mostly Ignored by Club

March 10, 2017

In my last piece, I wrote about Eric Show, and how he is rarely mentioned, despite being the franchise leader in wins, with 100. In this piece, I will talk about another player who has one of the most extraordinary feats in all of Major League Baseball, yet it isn’t championed by the San Diego Padres’ organization. Padres slugger, Nate Colbert, holds a record in Major League Baseball. On August 1,…


The Troubled Talent That Was Eric Show

March 1, 2017

Of all the players who have worn a Padres’ uniform, one of the more prominent players talked about the least is Eric Show. The reason for the lack of attention given to Show could be due to his life outside baseball. He was a controversial figure, often viewed today as a tortured soul who struggled with drug addiction and the remnants of a childhood filled with emotional, psychological, and physical…


Bring Back the Padres’ Pinstripes

February 24, 2017

  One of the things debated most by Padre fans is how the uniform should look. Of course, part of the reason for this debate is that a significant portion of the fan base want to see the brown uniform permanently return. Another reason for the debate is that ownership just can’t seem to decide on a pattern and stay with it. Since 2004, the uniform has gone through so…


Signing Jered Weaver Makes Sense for the Padres

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres announced on Feb. 18 that they have agreed to a deal with pitcher Jered Weaver. The contract is for one-year and the former Angels’ pitcher will make $3 million dollars once he passes his physical. The deal is supposed to be announced on Monday.. “He’s always been a winner, his entire career,” general manager A.J. Preller told, the team’s official website. “[He] has been…


The Chargers ARE Dead to Me

January 15, 2017

  It is said that a writer should never write while feeling emotional. It’s been over 24 hours since the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego and making the trip up Interstate-5 for Los Angeles. I said I would put my thoughts into a written piece about yesterday’s events. I spent the day reflecting on what had happened, and looking back on all the years I’ve spent supporting the…


A Mike McCoy Eulogy for the Former Chargers’ Head Coach

January 3, 2017

The San Diego Chargers find themselves searching for a new head coach after another dismal season. This team had the talent to make a playoff run and even a run at the division. The AFC West was one of the toughest divisions in the NFL this season. Instead, the Chargers finished in last place with a 5-11 record, four games behind the third place Denver Broncos (9-7). The team under-performed….


Are the Chargers Leaving? Thanks, I guess…

January 2, 2017

“This is the end. This is the end. My only friend, the end.” This song went through my head after the Chargers’ last game. With all the news swirling around about the team’s expected (and all but conclusive) move to Los Angeles next season, this really is the end. I’ve been a fan of the Chargers for as long as I’ve watched football. I didn’t grow up in San Diego….


Chargers News: Team Announces That McCoy has Been Fired

January 1, 2017

The San Diego Chargers announced on Jan. 1 that Mike McCoy has been relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. The announcement came a little more than an hour after the conclusion of the Chargers’ 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With that loss, the team finished 5-11 for their second straight losing season. It’s done. Chargers have announced the dismissal of Mike McCoy. Head coach search…