East Village Times was created in April of 2015. The site started as a Padre fan site but has grown into much, much more.
In 2008, I lost my only son to cancer. He was an infant and needless to say, I was pretty disheveled for a long time. It took me a while to find an outlet to heal and I did just that, in writing. This site is a work in progress. It is built with love and care. We take pride in what content we create and hope you, as the reader, enjoy it.
The family type atmosphere that has developed within the writers of this site, has been magical to witness first hand. As a group, our sole mission is to provide quality information about San Diego Sports. Our bread and butter are the San Diego Padres, but we have built an excellent relationship with the Tijuana Xolos and are developing relations with the collegiate community. In the coming months, we hope to ramp up coverage of other aspects of San Diego Sports.
Currently, the site features a very successful Podcast. We have had national writers Ken Rosenthal, Jonathan Mayo, Craig Goldstein, Dan Szymborski, Scott Miller, Kyle Glaser and more on the show. We have also had the opportunity to welcome Mark Grant, Don Orsillo, Jesse Agler, Wayne Partello, Kurt Bevacqua and others to the podcast.
As the site has grown, we have brought in daily and weekly pieces such as “Framing the Friars” and “Down on the Farm”. The framing pieces are written to provide an analytical spin to the Padres day-to-day efforts. The farm piece is written each night and highlights the best and worst efforts from those in the Padre’ minor league system.
We are credentialed throughout the Padres’ minor league system as well as the Tijuana Xolos. We have writers and/or contributors in Fort Wayne, El Paso, San Antonio, Amarillo, Lake Elsinore, Arizona, and Tri-City. Needless to say, we are quite educated in the whole Padres system. The entire staff takes their work very seriously and we constantly strive to bring only quality content.
The progression of the site is remarkable. It is ever-growing and always looking to develop into something bigger and better. The editorial staff works hard to put out the best content from our team and I want to thank them for their hard work.
Enjoy the site and please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
James Clark (Editor-in-Chief)