Adorable Kid Hugs His Dad For Catching A Foul Ball

Here we have a brief moment from this afternoon's Padres-Braves game and, god damn, is it ever the cutest. Dad and son take in an afternoon ballgame when all of sudden, a foul ball comes their way. Triumphant dad displays the ball he has just snagged, his son echoes that triumph for exactly one second, and then hugs… » 7/28/14 7:45pm 7/28/14 7:45pm

Tony Gwynn Was The Babe Ruth Of Not Striking Out

Since Tony Gwynn died Monday, many stories have been written about what a great player he was. But among all the mentions of his eight batting titles and 15 All-Star games, there's an extraordinary facet of his game that goes slightly underappreciated even as it's constantly mentioned—his incredible ability to make… » 6/19/14 4:20pm 6/19/14 4:20pm

Keith Olbermann Tearfully Remembers Tony Gwynn

There will never be enough tributes to Tony Gwynn. There can't ever be, not for a man who seemed as beloved as a person as he was respected as a hitter. Keith Olbermann's monologue last night started off with a story that highlighted Gwynn's prowess and humility, and ended with tears. "What you hoped Tony Gwynn was… » 6/17/14 10:14am 6/17/14 10:14am

How Tony Gwynn Cracked Baseball's Code And Became A Legend

If you're not old enough to remember, you may not believe it, but there was a time when Tony Gwynn was an incredible athlete, not just in the sense that he had the freakish hand-eye coordination of an eight-time National League batting champion, but in the sense that he could run and jump with anyone. There are traces… » 6/16/14 5:22pm 6/16/14 5:22pm

A Goddamned Dinosaur Threw Out The First Pitch At The Padres Game

A dinosaur—an honest-to-goodness dinosaur—trotted to the mound and threw a ball to a hydrocephalic cartoon friar and then the Padres and Royals went and played baseball anyway. One of the largest hypercarnivores to ever walk the earth, here, in San Diego, after 65 million years of extinction, and we're just supposed… » 5/07/14 5:09pm 5/07/14 5:09pm

Padres Legend Jerry Coleman Was The Yogi Berra You Never Knew

You'd better go to other people's funerals, else they won't go to yours. Even if you don't know the source of the quip — that'd be Lawrence Peter Berra, known to the world as Yogi — it'll follow its speaker to the grave. Like Casey Stengel, another of baseball's never-ending fortune cookies, Berra had the luck to… » 1/08/14 8:47pm 1/08/14 8:47pm

Cubs-Padres Gives Us Most Cubs-Padres Play Possible

If you're keeping score at home—we're talking about a late-August Cubs-Padres game that took 15 innings to complete, so you likely weren't—this one goes down as a fielder's choice, E3. But for a full appreciation of all of the fail involved here, be sure to scroll through this short checklist of derp: » 8/26/13 10:45am 8/26/13 10:45am