Archive for the ‘San Diego Padres’ Category

Jonathan Sanchez Makes Me Hate Baseball Even More

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

It's well documented that I hate baseball. That's mainly because my boyhood favorite team - the San Diego Padres - are freaking awful. And they have been for the better part of 40 years. Last night they did something that made me realize that, yes, I am completely justified in ...

Official Heath Bell Should Be An All-Star Post

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The San Diego Padres suck. We all know this. Following a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday night, the Friars are currently 33-41 and 14 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West race. Why do I bring this up? Because despite the level of ineptitude ...

The 1998 San Diego Padres (Revisited)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Readers of this site will know that I'm (more or less) taking the year off from rooting for my beloved San Diego Padres because of a recent team decision to cut ties with a Hall-of-Fame player for no good reason and generally try to suck as much as possible. It's ...

Tale of the Tape: Donavan Tate vs. Tate Donovan

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

On Tuesday evening during the 2009 MLB Draft, an incredibly confusing event transpired. With the No. 3 pick in the first round, the San Diego Padres selected high school outfielder Donavan Tate. For the rest of the evening, on several Web sites, the pick was listed as: Tate, Donavan. I ...

The Balls On These Guys, Part II

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Yesterday the San Diego Padres won their 10th straight game. They didn't just win it, they had an improbable comeback against a division rival on the road. They trailed 7-1 entering the top of the 8th inning. They scored five runs in the eighth, then tied the game with another ...

Welcome Home Kid

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Last night a really cool thing happened in San Diego. Anthony Keith Gwynn returned and led the Padres to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. No I didn't take a flying Delorian back to 1998, this time the Gwynn in question had a "Jr." appended to his name. Tony ...

Heath Bell: Still Awesome

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Most of you probably remember just how awesome Heath Bell is. In case you needed a reminder, he's the guy who called out ESPN's baseball coverage, saying it was biased towards the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and New York Mets. He then implored anyone listening to tune in ...

Pablo Sandoval And I Have No Beef

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

As a fan of the San Diego Padres I know I'm supposed to hate every member of opposing National League West teams. I really, really want to adhere to that line of thinking. Just perusing the other NL West rosters and selecting a random name I can tell you that ...