SAN DIEGO, CA-JUNE 3: Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres argues a call with home plate umpire Greg Gibson during the fourth inning as J.A. Happ #30 of the Houston Astros looks on in a baseball game at Petco Park on June 3, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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"Have I asked (Hawpe) to come into my office?" Black said. "Not yet. But have I said, ‘Hey, Brad, I want you to start taking some fly balls in the outfield off the bat?’ Yeah.
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"For a general manager to go as far as he did with those comments is unacceptable and disrespectful to guys who play the game hard," Johnson said. "Those comments were totally uncalled for.
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"It fired everybody up," Moseley said. "It was good. We showed some passion in certain situations. I thought that was a quick toss on Buddy for what he said. I didn't think he said anything real rude."
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"It's kind of rolled over to this year and as a result we have a much bigger draft budget than we did a year ago," Hoyer said. "We budgeted aggressively and its money that we think is well worth it. It's an investment in the future. So it was very easy to put that money aside and know that it's going to go to a good cause."
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"The way I was feeling, it was good to get the news back there was no structural damage," Maybin said. "We know what it is. We can attack it aggressively. "That's huge for my spirits."
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Hundley strapped on the gear and threw down to each base, going through a full exercise of baseball movements to test out his side (Brad Ausmus, in gray, is working with him).
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Black was arguing balls and strikes, particularly a pitch from starter Dustin Moseley that was ruled a foul tip that the skipper thought was a missed strike to Houston pitcher J.A. Happ.
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"You could just feel a different energy tonight," Denorfia said. "The fans were awesome, and we responded. After Buddy got tossed, we made some great plays. We started squaring the ball up. It was kind of nice to feed off everybody, players, coaches, fans. It was a good night."
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"I feel I field my position well, but I always have," said Moseley, a sinkerball pitcher. "A couple of those might have killed me — they were rockets."