The San Diego Padres Alumni Division MUST BE Embraced

January 13, 2018

*This piece was originally written last year, little has been done to rectify the problem. The alumni division has arguably been the most neglected area in the history of the San Diego Padres. The Padres Hall Of Fame was a nice touch, but was extremely overdue and seemed rushed solely for all-star game purposes. The fan base sees this. They are not dumb. Presently, there are dozens upon dozens of…

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Padres Birthday Spotlight: Randy Jones

January 12, 2018

Happy 68th birthday to one of the best to ever put on a San Diego Padres uniform, Randy Jones. Jones was drafted by the Padres in the 5th round of the 1972 draft. He made his debut in 1973. He won seven games with a 3.16 ERA, with an ERA+ of 110. In 1974, things didn’t look good for the young lefty. He led the entire MLB with 22 losses…

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The Day Padres’ History Changed

December 16, 2017

In the 48-year existence of the San Diego Padres, there are quite a few moments that really hurt. Losing two World Series was rough for the fans and franchise, there is no doubt. Also, there was the team’s potential move to Washington D.C. in the 70’s, which was a difficult moment in history. Another tough moment was the passing of two Padres’ legends, Tony Gwynn and Jerry Coleman, in 2014. Still,…

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San Diego Padres History: A Glimpse at All 11 Opening Day Games vs the Los Angeles Dodgers

April 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres biggest rival is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team from up the freeway has always been a team that Padres fans love to hate, especially when it is the start of a new season and everyone is ready to watch Padres baseball. For the fourth consecutive year, the Padres will play the Dodgers on opening day. The game is set for Monday, April 3, 2017, at…

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A Glimpse into the History of the Padres Opening Day Starter

March 31, 2017

(This article has 3 pages.  Continuation links at bottom of page after Author’s bio) Opening day is here. Nerves. Adrenaline. Excitement. Uneasiness. A new beginning. These are many of the dichotomous feelings that attend players, from Little League through the bigs, on opening day. It is a tacit American holiday, where employees-employers develop a quick case of the cold, many a student misses a Monday lecture, and the retired folk,…

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The San Diego Padres are Sadly Neglecting the Alumni Division

March 28, 2017

The alumni division has arguably been the most neglected area in the history of the San Diego Padres. The Padres Hall Of Fame was a nice touch, but was extremely overdue and seemed rushed solely for all-star game purposes. The fan base sees this. They are not dumb. Presently, there are dozens upon dozens of former Friars that are all but forgotten by the fans, and more importantly, the team….

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36 Years Ago Today Padres’ History Changed

December 15, 2016

In the 47-year existence of the San Diego Padres, there are quite a few moments that really hurt. Losing two World Series was rough for the fans and franchise, there is no doubt. Also, there was the team’s potential move to Washington D.C. in the 70’s, which was a difficult moment in history. Another tough moment was the passing of two Padres’ legends, Tony Gwynn and Jerry Coleman, in 2014. Still,…

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Padres Special: Tyson Ross is the latest of an Interesting History of Opening Day starters for Padres

February 21, 2016

Friday proved to be a big day for Padres fans. Among other things Friar faithful now know who will take the mound on Opening Day against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. The man with the task will be Tyson Ross, who totally deserves it after proving to be the Padres best pitcher in 2015. The California Bear will be the 29th different pitcher to start an Opening Day in the…

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Padres Special: San Diego Padres Franchise Four

April 17, 2015

This season Major League Baseball is doing something really special for the fans. Each teams fans are voting for each franchises top four players in history. The San Diego Padres have Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Nate Colbert, Jake Peavy, Trevor Hoffman and Randy Jones as the named final eight participants. Though it is worth noting that any player may be voted for any franchise as a write in…

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