• Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 29 with Bernie Wilson
  • I Haven’t Given Up Yet (Padre Edition)
  • Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 28 with A.J. Cassavell
  • Padres History: The Opening Day Trifecta That Was Wynne, Gwynn & Kruk
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Elsinore Storm

A Message to All Chargers Fans (Current or Former)

I know what you’re saying. “A Charger article on East Village Times. What is this, 2015?” Yes I know, you haven’t seen hardly any Chargers-related articles since they packed their bags and did LT’s electric slide all the way to Los Angeles. Many former Chargers fans were faced with a tough question recently. Will I support the Los Angeles Chargers? For most people, the question has already been answered (for…

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Military Appreciation Sunday & The Padres Legendary “Camo’s”

It is another bright, cloudless blue-skied, San Diego Sunday afternoon, hopefully with that great, cool ocean breeze. The grass at Petco Park, in its alternating shades of green rows, which sometimes are straight, other times slightly crossing, are crisp and sparkling. The brownish hue from the dirt radiates. The senses, as you walk up to the field from the north side entrance, amidst the Park at the Park in right…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 13 Recap: Disappointing Game But a Moral Victory for Xolos

The Tijuana Xolos hosted Club America this Friday, April 8, at the Estadio Caliente to kick off week 13 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017. The match was set to be one of the most exciting of the weekend with both teams needing the three points from the game and having strong rosters. Unfortunately, the game left a lot to be desired with the final score of the match being…

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History of the Rule 5 Draft in San Diego: Redefining the Building of a Ball Club

The Major-League Baseball Winter Meetings, held every year, take place at the beginning of the merry month of December, long after the regular baseball season has ended. At the culmination of these meetings, and in ceremonial fashion, the MLB Rule-5 Draft takes place. It is a hasty and hurried event that usually takes no longer than a quick half hour to occur. Even though not all teams elect to make…

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The Padres Bullpen Could Be Better Than We Thought

The San Diego Padres have one series under their belts in the freshly minted 2017 season. There were some things to like about the Padres’ performance during the recent four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, while there were other things that were just painful to watch. I personally subscribe to the “trust the process” perspective, and even though I know that this season is all about development and not…

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Tijuana Xolos Week 13 Preview: Rematch Between Xolos & Club America at Estadio Caliente

Game: Tijuana Xolos vs Club America When: Friday, April 7 Where: Estadio Caliente Time: 7:00 P.M. PST TV: Azteca America The Tijuana Xolos will play Club America in week 13 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017. The teams faced each other earlier this year in the Copa MX competition. Club Tijuana did get the slight edge in that game, winning 1-0 with a goal by San Diego native, Paul Arriola….

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Opening Day Edition

It’s April and baseball is finally back. The Padres have already completed a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, dropping three out of four to their division rival. On Thursday night, all four of the Padres full-season minor league affiliates kicked off the 2017 season. As we did last year at East Village Times, we will be profiling the prospects that stand out each night down on the farm. With…

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Padres Series Recap: Padres Start Off 2017 With Left Foot At Dodger Stadium

The San Diego Padres started off their 2017 MLB season this past Monday, April 3. The opening series of the 2017 season was a four-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. In 2016, the Friars also opened the season against the Boys in Blue and that series turned out to be a disaster. The Padres were swept in a three-game set at Petco Park and were outscored…

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Padres Series Preview: The Friars Open Petco Against the Giants

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….

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Tijuana Zonkeys Finish Six-Game Road Trip with Three Wins & Three Losses

The Tijuana Zonkeys just recently completed a six-game road trip and will now be back in Tijuana this Saturday and Sunday to play Obregon. The Road Trip was successful, with the border city side getting three wins and three losses. The Zonkeys are now in second place in the CIBACOPA competition with 15 points. In the CIBACOPA, each win is two points and each loss will get you a point….

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The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…

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