Man, I'm sleepy. It must be the result of listening to that endless Bud Black interview last night. You know what I've noticed about Black? You ask him a question about the outfield and he'll name drop every single outfielder in the Padres system, until you forget your original question.
PADRES: Loretta back in San Diego, but not as player
"It seemed like all the stars aligned," said Loretta, who had drawn interest from several teams to play this season. "At this stage, I don't want to commit either way (to the front office or the field). I want to dabble and see what sparks my interest."
Friars on Cardboard: Fried Chicken And A Puddle
"So, apparently back in the late '80s on the rare occasion of rain at The Murph, Tony and Kruk would get a bucket of chicken and take BP, competing over not who could hit the most home runs like most players would, but over who could drop the most singles into the puddle that formed behind the 5.5 hole."
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Loretta retires, joins Padres' front office | padres.com: News
Mark Loretta retired after a 15-year playing career to join the Padres' front office as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff.
Retired Loretta rejoins Padres, in front office - SignOnSanDiego.com
"We are incredibly excited to add Mark to our staff," Hoyer said yesterday. "Mark had a long and successful playing career and earned the respect of every team he joined along the way. I was with Mark for one season in Boston and it was clear to me that he could have a great impact on an organization in a front-office role once he finished his playing career.
friarhood.com - Friarhood Radio Show 1.23.2010
The fellas at friarhood finally posted their podcast. I've only listened to half of it so far.
NFL Department of Fandemonium
Did you vote for Amanda today? She's in the final 2 and headed to the Super Bowl.