Friar From the Past: Happy Birthday Scott Linebrink

August 4, 2017

Credit: AP Photo Happy 41st birthday to former San Diego Padres reliever Scott Linebrink. Drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round in 1997, Linebrink first made it to the bigs with San Francisco in 2000. He was dealt to the Astros soon after that. He spent a little over three seasons with Houston. In 2003, the Padres claimed Linebrink off of waivers. He made an immediate impact as a…

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Enough Tanking, It’s Time to Build a Winning Culture

August 2, 2017

  Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” If you have witnessed Padres Twitter this season, you probably have come across GIF’s of tanks running things over and…

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The MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2007: 10 Years Later

July 30, 2017

The 2007 MLB Baseball Hall of Fame class set a record for attendance in Cooperstown, New York that summer. A whopping 82,000 people showed up to celebrate the hall of fame careers of Cal Ripken and our beloved Tony Gwynn. For comparison’s sake, last year’s enshrinement of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza was the second largest crowd at 50,000. Tony Gwynn and his gaudy numbers need no introduction in…

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Are Hunter Renfroe & Wil Myers, the New Klesko & Nevin?

July 29, 2017

Despite the San Diego Padres being in a rebuilding year and battling the San Francisco Giants for the cellar of the N.L. West, they have had some exciting moments and this team has become very interesting. Everyone knows chicks dig the long ball. I dig the long ball, and I am sure most of you do too. That is why Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers have made the Padres watchable,…

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