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It’s Never Truly Goodbye...

Gaslamp Ball (SD Hat Guy) — ...it’s until next time. This is an article I wasn’t ready to write. They say that all good things must come to an end, but they never talk about what happens next. What do you do when...
  • 13 hr 25 min ago

Thank you, everyone. It’s been a blast.

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — I’m leaving Gaslamp Ball. I’m going to miss this place. All good things come to an end. That’s what they say. I found Gaslamp Ball in January 2014, when the site was already nearly a decade...
  • 14 hr 7 min ago

Gaslamp Ball is hiring a manager

Gaslamp Ball (Jeanna Thomas) — Join our team and cover the Padres with us! Baseball season is finally almost here. It’s a perfect time for you to join our team at Gaslamp Ball. Gaslamp Ball is looking for a new site...
  • 8 days ago
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Fernando Tatis might struggle, and that’s OK

Gaslamp Ball (SDhopeful) — Fernando Tatis Jr looks like the total package. He can hit, hit for power, run, field and throw. But to expect a player to jump from an injury-shortened Double-A season to...
  • 9 days ago
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MLB experiments with rule changes

Gaslamp Ball (SD Hat Guy) — The league taps into an independent league to take a swing at a few things. Fresh off talks that will bring no real rule changes to the big leagues is a Washington Post article laying out plans...
  • 11 days ago
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Travis Jankowski diagnosed with fractured wrist

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski fractured his wrist while diving for a ball in a spring training game. Spring Training is a time for getting back up to game speed. Some players try to take...
  • 14 days ago
  • Hits: 3

Padres fans, join Gaslamp Ball’s FanPulse

Gaslamp Ball (Jodes Paranal) — We are considered a voice of the San Diego Padres community here at Gaslamp Ball, and we talk every day about how the Padres are doing—whether they’ll win their upcoming game or how readers feel...
  • 15 days ago
  • Hits: 4

Padres make first cuts of spring

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres have made their first cuts of spring, trimming 13 players from the Major League camp. The Padres have made their first cuts from the Major League camp. Thirteen players have been...
  • 15 days ago
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Tommy John Trio

Gaslamp Ball (SDhopeful) — The Padres have three starting pitchers with significant potential rehabbing from Tommy John surgery this season. How they fare will have a sizable impact on the Padres future rotations. The ...
  • 16 days ago
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Game Thread: Padres vs Giants 3/02/2019

Gaslamp Ball (CurbEnthusiasm) — Manny Machado makes his Padres Cactus League debut. A new era in Padres baseball begins today at the Peoria Sports Complex. Grab yourself a machaca burrito, pour yourself a michelada, and just...
  • 17 days ago
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Padres sign reliever Adam Warren; Jose Castillo headed to 60-day IL

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — The Padres have signed veteran reliever Adam Warren to a one-year deal. Meanwhile, lefty Jose Castillo is headed to the 60-day DL with a flexor strain in his forearm. This morning’s news comes...
  • 18 days ago
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Bryce Harper will not be a Dodger!!!

Gaslamp Ball (SDhopeful) — After rumors linking him to both the Dodgers and Giants, Bryce Harper is now safely outside of the N.L. West for the foreseeable future. It was quite the ride for Padres fans who enjoyed...
  • 19 days ago
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Setting The 2019 Batting Order

Gaslamp Ball (SD Hat Guy) — With the addition of Manny Machado, just how will the Padres line ‘em up this season? Manny Machado is a Padre. I know, it’s still tons of fun to say...like a reoccurring dream that’s finally...
  • 20 days ago
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Padres undefeated in Manny Machado era

Gaslamp Ball (darklighter) — That’s just science. Thanks to a break in the lousy weather that’s been pummeling the southwest recently, Cactus League baseball is finally in full swing, and the Padres are making an early...
  • 23 days ago
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Open Thread: Manny Machado introductory press conference

Gaslamp Ball (CurbEnthusiasm) — The Padres are set to introduce Manny Machado this morning. It's been three days since we found out that the the Padres would be signing Manny Machado. He's gone through and passed his...
  • 25 days ago
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Manny Machado’s ripple effects, Part 2: The Player

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — Now that we know that Manny Machado will be joining the Padres, let’s consider the impacts that his signing will have on current and future team rosters. Manny Machado will be a San Diego...
  • 26 days ago
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Manny Machado’s ripple effects, Part 1: The Money

Gaslamp Ball (roydjt) — Now that we know that Manny Machado will be joining the Padres, let’s consider the impacts that his signing will have on current and future finances. The San Diego Padres are in the process of...
  • 26 days ago
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The Padres store is also excited about Machado

Gaslamp Ball (darklighter) — Maybe a little too excited. Padres fans are understandably excited about yesterday’s Manny Machado news. But part of signing a star player is selling merchandise, and Padres Store operator...
  • 27 days ago
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The Padres signed Manny Machado and the fans did some CELEBRATING

Gaslamp Ball (Jodes Paranal) — In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, here’s some exciting news for you: Manny Machado is going to be a San Diego Padre . Yes, it’s true, one of the most...
  • 27 days ago
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