Around the Mission: 9/22 Padres Links

Padres president and COO Tom Garfinkel accepts a proclamation from mayor Jerry Sanders. (San Diego Padres) via sandiego.padres.mlb.com
  • Kevin Towers takes over as GM in Arizona - SignOnSanDiego.com
    Towers takes over a last-place team that fired manager A.J. Hinch and GM Josh Byrnes in June. Jerry Dipoto had been serving as the interim GM and was a finalist for the job.

  • It’s the Most Improbable Time of the Year – Ducksnorts
    "As for Chase Headley, when he singled just inside the first-base line in the fifth to drive home Adrian Gonzalez, I gave a little shout. Headley had looked completely lost in his first two trips to the plate. He needed that hit in the worst way. I needed him to get that hit in the worst way."

  • insidethepadres: Gunslinger
    The Arizona Diamondbacks are nothing like they were when Kevin Towers despised them circa 2001-02 (Bruce Bochy, Padres coaches and several players also loathed those Diamondbacks, who habitually beat up on the Padres).

  • PADRES NOTES: Stress fracture ends regular season for Hairston Jr.
    "We've come so far. Nobody gave us a chance, and I wanted to be a part of it."

  • Help Us Feed San Diego's Hungry - Sept. 25th
    September is Hunger Action Month, and there is a way for you to make a difference that has never been easier, or more rewarding. John "The Coach" Kentera and I will be hosting Feeding America San Diego’s Stuff The Truck event during our World Baseball Network (WBN) broadcast on Saturday Sept. 25th.

  • THE KEPT FAITH: Am I alone...
    "As much as we talked about it, that team never did feel "right" in first place. Fighting for our lives and the sinking feeling in my stomach feels more natural."

  • Richard's first shutout helps Padres keep pace | padres.com: News
    Clayton Richard tossed his first career shutout Tuesday as the Padres defeated the Dodgers, 6-0, at Dodger Stadium to remain a half-game behind the Giants in the NL West.

  • Hairston Jr.'s season ends with stress fracture | padres.com: News
    The Padres will be without one of their top offensive performers and most versatile players for the final 13 games of the regular season after Jerry Hairston Jr. was diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right tibia.

  • Young to get start for Padres on Friday | padres.com: News
    Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that right-handed pitcher Chris Young, who made his first start in 5 1/2 months on Saturday in St. Louis, will remain in the rotation and start Friday's game at PETCO Park against the Reds.

  • Hairston Jr. wants to return to Padres in 2011 | padres.com: News
    On the day it was disclosed that San Diego utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. will miss the rest of the regular season with a stress fracture of the right tibia, he said he would like to return in 2011.

  • Hinch hired by Padres as VP of pro scouting | padres.com: News
    The Padres announced Tuesday that they have hired former Arizona manager A.J. Hinch as their vice president of professional scouting.

  • Richard blanks Dodgers as Padres gain on Braves in wildcard race - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Those are the types of games where you wish you could go out and be on the mound the next day," he said.

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