I'm sure Rickey will be inducted into the HOF as a Padre and other things

  • Friar John's blog tells us that Former Padre Eric Owens is now managing Single A in the 'cho for the Angels.  Was he the fastest Padre player ever?  I like to pretend he was.  I remember Dex always telling me that he was half man - half animal, a Manimal!  I presume the animal half was badger.
  • Ducksnorts details a list of infielders who pitched for the Padres over the years.  I remember Ed Giavanola pitching like it was yesterday.  I get giddy seeing non-pitchers pitch, the games already out of reach and it's fun to see how hitters usually can't hit them.  I always wonder if a big leaguer could hit my 70mph fast balls since they are used to seeing 90mph.  Once I throw my arm out after two pitches then my stuff would drop to the mid 50's and the hitters wouldn't know what to do.
  • Remember when a cupless Peavy was almost hit in in the junk earlier this year by a ball hit back at him?  "Yeah, I know, I don't wear a cup. Guess I have to start wearing one," said the 26-year-old father of two young boys, ages 6 and 3. "But, hey, I'm done having kids."  I wonder if he knew that his wife was pregnant at the time and would give birth six months later.
  • Speaking of The Hills... we weren't talking about The Hills?  I saw Whitney this weekend in LA.  Just walking past her I got caught up in the drama.
  • You know what make me happy?  Scan calling out Gaslamp Ballers, it makes me giggle with delight.
  • I cannot wait for Rickey Henderson's speech when he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame ... as a PADRE!  It will be nice that Vaughn will be inducted with him.
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