San Diego Padres To Retire Trevor Hoffman’s Number

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Obviously this was coming, but the San Diego Padres have announced they will retire Trevor Hoffman's number (51) later this season. The future Hall of Famer and Major League career saves leader will be honored in a postgame ceremony on August 21. The 43-year-old Hoffman earned 552 of his 601 career ...

Trevor Hoffman Notches Save No. 600

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

This one is really personal for a few of us here at Rumors and Rants. Trevor Hoffman, the best closer in baseball history (shut up Yankees fans) got career save No. 600 tonight in Milwaukee. For Hoffman, it's an amazing mark. He became the first closer to reach that number in ...

Trevor Hoffman Is Likely Headed For Retirement

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Milwaukee Brewers have sent Trevor Hoffman through waivers and are currently looking for a buyer for the future Hall of Fame closer. Currently, there are no takers for the all-time saves leader and it doesn't look like a destination will emerge for Hoffy. What does that mean for the 42-year-old ...

Trevor Hoffman: We Love You But It Might Be Time To Hang Em Up

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

If you've followed this blog at all over the years you know that McD and myself are gigantic Padres fans. We both grew up in San Diego and have an affinity for the little franchise that could in America's Finest City. It absolutely broke our hearts when the Padres let ...

Kaley Cuoco Picture and Today’s Links

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Kaley Cuoco has overcome her weird last name to be extremely hot and one of Phillips' favorites. Enjoy. Nice comeback by Antonio McDyess. I vaguely remember seeing him drafted - The Legend of Cecilio Guante Motorcycles! Fighting! Yeah! - Sports Rubbish The Ultimate Warrior on Michael Jackson...Too soon? - Deuce of Davenport Jose Mourinho's ...

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 ...

Peavy To The Other Chicago Team?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Chicago White Sox have thrown their hat into the Jake Peavy Sweepstakes. And I continue to use mixed metaphors. Tough day all around. Look, Phillips has said again and again and again and again that Peavy ain't going anywhere, but that's not really the point anymore. There are always going ...

Heath Bell Makes Debut As Closer

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

After roughly a decade and a half of Trevor Hoffman ruling their 'pen, the San Diego Padres have a new closer. Everyone's favorite Wii Fit user, Heath Bell, took the ball in the ninth inning last night with a 4-2 lead and shut the door on the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...