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Why Bud Black is the right guy

SignOnSanDiego.com (Matt Calkins) — Nice guys...last.
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Alicia: Tony's legacy more than baseball

SignOnSanDiego.com (Diane Bell) — In rare public appearance since Tony Gwynn died, Alicia Gwynn accepts an award for him.
  • 2 days ago

Now it's a Wild (Card) Thing

SignOnSanDiego.com (Chris Jenkins) — Royals vs. Athletics, Pirates vs. Giants in one-game series to start MLB playoffs.
  • 2 days ago

Report: Hinch hired as Astros' manager

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Former Padres assistant GM replaces Bo Porter.
  • 2 days ago

Black returning to manage Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — GM A.J. Preller says he feels 'good about him here next year.'
  • 2 days ago

2014: Padres statistical leaders

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Pitching excelled; hitting, not so much.
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Padres lose to Giants, finish 77-85

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Ending a season of unparalleled tumult, Padres fall, 9-3.
  • 3 days ago
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Spangenberg an asset, but where?

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Rookie's speed is a weapon, but where will he play in 2015?
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Sunday's Padres-Giants lineups

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Lineups for the season finale at AT&T Park.
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On deck: Erlin gets nod in 2014 finale

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Padres left-hander facing Giants' rookie in final game of season.
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Peavy faces old friends, Giants top Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Jake Peavy throws five innings of one-run ball.
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Utility players overabundant for Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Significant turnover can be expected this offseason.
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Saturday's Padres-Giants lineups

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Lineups for the penultimate game of the season.
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On deck: Peavy's first start against Padres

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Left-hander Eric Stults making final start of season for Padres.
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Morning links: Kennedy reaches 200/200

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Ian Kennedy is first Padres right-hander to throw more than 200 innings since Jake Peavy
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Kennedy beats Giants, finishes 200/200

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Right-hander's first full season with Padres is a success.
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Liriano still has a long way to go

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Despite initial excitement over call-up, Padres prospect in need of fine-tuning.
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Friday's Padres-Giants lineups

SignOnSanDiego.com (Dennis Lin) — Lineups for the second game at AT&T Park.
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Dick Enberg: Heartbroken yet happy

SignOnSanDiego.com (Matt Calkins) — The good thoughts keep him grinning. They also keep the bad thoughts at bay.
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On deck: Kennedy's final start for '14

SignOnSanDiego.com (Jeff Sanders) — Padres right-hander six innings shy of 200 mark.
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Blog Articles

Padres history: 10/01/2006 - San Diego holds off Arizona to win second-straight NL West title

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Going into the final day of the 2006 season, the Padres and Dodgers were tied for the NL West lead with twin 87-74 records. A win would ensure the Padres the division, regardless of what the...
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American League Wild Card game thread: A's at Royals

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — For the eighth year in a row, the MLB postseason will kick off with the Padres on the outside looking in. Of course, even if they had made the postseason, they wouldn't be playing in this game...
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2014 Postseason Rooting Guide: American League

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — The Arena League doesn't have much to recommend it, but if you can stomach a parade of designated hitters, it's an alternative to the Dodgers, Giants, and Cardinals. It's hard to root for most of...
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GM A.J. Preller says Bud Black will be his manager

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — A few minutes ago the Padres kicked off a press conference with their relatively new GM.  Preller is currently meeting with the press for the first time since he took the position. Media turnout...
  • 2 days ago

Padres players appear again in the credits of Saturday Night Live sketch

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Kyle Mooney, my favorite Saturday Night Live cast member, is also a Padres fan .  In last night's SNL premiere he made another reference to the Padres in his latest pre-taped sketch.  Again...
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Birthday Cards: Two former Padres closers celebrate birthdays today

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Last Friday I got an unexpected slew of awesome cards in the mail. I read on my pal Marcus's blog that he was planning on sending me a copy of Jedd Gyorko's 2014 Bowman card, so I was expecting...
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2014 Postseason Rooting Guide: National League

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — The Padres are done, but there's still baseball to watch. So the regular season is over, and the Padres are done. There's still baseball to watch, but how do you decide how to cheer for in the...
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Birthday Card: Former Padres catcher Ali Solis turns 27

Gaslamp Ball (TheThinGwynn) — Today is a banner day for Padres birthdays. Seven former Friars are blowing out candles today; among them are two former closers, a one-game wonder , and a trio of fan favorites, but this isn't...
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SD 3, SF9: Padres end season in least flattering way possible

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — A bummer of a season that we don't want to end (but totally do). A game that went nine innings too long. A final dagger, piercing the heart through a damp, bloodied, brown robe. Well, here it...
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Padres Pre-Season Predictions Pretty Pathetic

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — Back on March 29th of this year we made our pre-season predictions to see if any of us were witches.  Well, we're not.  We're not even close.  In the main poll only 14% of us thought the team...
  • 3 days ago
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Robbie Erlin closes out series in San Francisco as Padres go for the split

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Our Padres go for the series split this afternoon after suffering just their third loss in ten tries last night. The series finale pits Robbie Erlin against Giants rookie Chris Heston. Since San...
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SD1, SF3: Stults receives no support against former Friar

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — There's a very short list of things more weird than watching Jake Peavy throw against your Padres in the second to last game of the season. What's not weird is Eric Stults getting minimal run...
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Eric Stults toes the slab against former Friar Jake Peavy

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — Our Padres play their penultimate game of the season this afternoon and look to take the advantage in the series against the Giants . It's sure to be an interesting matchup tonight as Eric...
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SD4, SF1: Grandal, Smith, Rivera break 76-win curse

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — Ian Kennedy broke 200 innings pitched for the 2014 season, and his teammates rewarded him with those things we've now learned are called "runs". For the first time since 2010, the San Diego...
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Ian Kennedy closes out his season looking for second straight win against Giants

Gaslamp Ball (jodes0405) — After last night's heartbreaking loss, our Padres will try to even up the series tonight in game 2 at AT&T Park. Ian Kennedy gets the ball for San Diego against Ryan Vogelsong of the playoff-bound...
  • 5 days ago
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SD8, SF9: Friars go out of their way to break our hearts

Gaslamp Ball (daveysapien) — In an absolute home-run parade the Padres come from behind on a harsh lead, only to concede it. Inch by agonizing inch. There's four games left in this 2014 Padres season. Tonight was the first...
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Padres have 2nd best Extra Inning Win % in Franchise History

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — The Padres have 4 games left against the San Francisco Giants and as long as they can stay out of any games that go extra innings or win those games then they'll finish the season with the second...
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Padres tie for third best home win percentage in franchise history

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — The 2014 Padres are pretty proud of their home winning percentage this year.    With yesterday's win they eclipsed the 2007 team with the most home wins in the Petco Park era.  They won 48 of the...
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Padres put on costumes for last road trip of the season

Gaslamp Ball (jbox) — It's become a bizarre tradition around the Major Leagues for rookies to be forced to dress up in embarrassing, usually effeminate costumes for the last road trip of the season.  In most cases this...
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Padres 4, Rockies 3: Friars Flambe Flande In Finale

Gaslamp Ball (Darklighter) — In their final home game of 2014, the Padres matched their record of the past two years by putting away their 76th win. Joe Wieland had a rough start, giving up a solo shot to Charlie...
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