Tomorrow is first day of the 2008 San Diego Padres baseball season. One of one hundred and sixty-two...plus even more, if we are so lucky. Because it's the Padres, it will be a roller coaster ride so horrifying that even the most evil minds on the Magic Mountain payroll couldn't have imagined it in the midst of a bad LSD trip. But, here we are. Back for more.
There are tons of links this morning...many from the U-T. Enjoy your last day...tomorrow we're all gonna feel like we ate a bad deep-fried Oreo - and it's not gonna go away for months.
Meet your 2008 Padres.
Chris Jenkins has an in-depth look at our Rule V outfielder, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman...Callix Crabbe.
Tim Sullivan has a nice piece about our Opening Day centerfielder...Scott Hairston.
Sez Me...Nick Canepa is a cantankerous old man.
Jody Gerut is going to be so awesome.
Jake's number is already getting retired.
Beer or Rent? Beer or Rent? Beer or Rent?
Corey Brock gives us a look at the changes from last season.
A Petco Park map showing points of history.
KT and Aid FINALLY get some love.
Tomorrow night. 7:05pm PDT. Home Opener. The first regular season Open Thread on the 2.0. Don't miss it.