Let’s go back to 2006, a simpler time when Trot Nixon and Matt Clement roamed the earth. That winter, the Red Sox had traded away Doug Mirabelli, not known for his offensive prowess so much as he was for being Tim Wakefield’s personal catcher. Not just everyone can successfully catch a knuckleball, you see: Boston’s…
The man in a San Diego Padres polo holding binoculars in the center-field wall during Sunday’s game was not stealing signs, according to a spokesperson for the team. He was a security member.
The Padres, they didn’t get out to a great start this year. They needed 31 innings before they scored their first run of the season. And they’re still at the bottom of the NL West ... but now in a tie, at least, with the Diamondbacks, who make great company for misery.
The early days of the baseball season are fun ones, because the smallest streak projects out to historical greatness. Rockies rookie Trevor Story is the first player in baseball history to homer in his first three games, and will surely finish his year with 216 dingers. Starlin Castro now owns the record for most RBI…
Most recently Tim Flannery was the crazy third base coach who windmilled home San Francisco Giants runners en route to three World Series victories, but the majority of his baseball career took place in San Diego. He played alongside Bruce Bochy as the Padres went to the 1984 World Series, and was Bochy’s third base…
What are you even supposed to do with one Chris Denorfia bobblehead, let alone 600 of them? That’s the dilemma a group of San Diego housemates faced when they went outside one morning and found 600 Chris Denorfia bobbleheads dumped in the middle of their street. Not knowing what else to do, they called the cops, who…
With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, fans are now on Early Exit Watch. Any player who leaves a game early will be considered to be involved in a trade, until proven otherwise. (Yesterday, the opposite happened.) When Justin Upton and Matt Kemp prematurely left Wednesday’s Padres game, the buzz started, but interim…
Tuesday night’s Giants-Padres game generated a nice baseball beef between the divisional rivals. On a chart of cooking steak, it’d probably register at a “medium.” The tiff did involve a thrown piece of gum, however, so that’s fun.
Damn, Justin Upton, what did Andrew McCutchen ever do to you? McCutchen had to think this go-ahead homer was long gone but Upton, recently named the Padres’ lone representative to the All-Star game, got way up above the wall to take it away. McCutchen got the last laugh, however, as his Pirates scored two more runs to…
Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks left today’s game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning after his attempt to field a Cliff Pennington pop foul was interrupted by a abandoned bat in the on-deck circle.
Umpire and weirdo Jordan Baker defused a brewing Padres-Braves brawl with his best attempt at a double underhook throw on San Diego’s Matt Kemp, who was attempting to go after Julio Teheran following a hit by pitch in the first inning today in Atlanta.
Last night the Padres' Cory Spangenberg hit a common foul chopper that turned out to be not so common: it caught an edge in foul territory and somehow managed to roll back into fair territory for an infield hit. It left announcer Dick Enberg delighted:
If there’s one thing you can always count on a baseball player in a high-stress situation to be, it’s a sensitive weenie. Allow me to direct your attention to this moment, from yesterday’s game between the Giants and Padres.
The Atlanta Braves have traded closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres, as first reported by FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel.
The Nationals released Heath Bell Monday, and today, the 37-year-old reliever said he would retire. Watch him sprint to the mound in the 2011 All-Star Game.
Everyone knows prospect Trea Turner is the Padres' "player to be named later" who is heading to the Nationals, but the rules say he can't officially be traded until June. It's a weird spring training for him.
James Shields and the Padres have reportedly agreed on a four-year deal, and it looks like it'll be the largest contract San Diego has ever handed out. Shields joins a new-look Padres team that includes Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks, Matt Kemp, and Derek Norris.
Baseball is weird, and its weirdness has claimed another victim. This time, it's Nationals, er, Padres shortstop Trea Turner. Turner was traded from San Diego to Washington in the three-team, 11-player Wil Myers trade. But Turner can't join the Nats until mid-June.
The San Diego Padres continue to be very committed to making baseball fans everywhere mutter, "The shit is going on with the Padres?" on a daily basis. Today, the team traded a package of young players to the Braves for Justin "The Good Upton" Upton.