"I'll take a Friar Frank and some Dippin' Dots -- WAIT! I meant -- GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY!"
- Serial Robbery Suspect Arrested | NBC San Diego
Police arrested another bank robber wearing a Padres cap. It appears that the Geezer Bandit was a trend setter.
Agents labeled the suspect as the "Frustrated Fan Bandit" because he either wore San Diego Padres or Chargers clothing during the robberies.
- Top 15 Prospects: San Diego Padres | FanGraphs Baseball
More names of baseball men that I don't recognize.
This is an organization on the upswing.
- Live Padres Chat with Tom Krasovic - Friarhood
Friarhood just concluded a Live Chat with Tom Krasovic. I love me some Tom Krasovic. Here's his thoughts on the Rizzo trade.
I like the idea of bringing a power arm into Petco Park. Cashner needs to reduce his walks. The best pitching environment in MLB improves his chances of doing that. I didn't see urgency to trade Rizzo, but since the Padres believe Alonso is the better fit for them, it made sense to move him. I don't think the Padres handled Rizzo well last year, and that lowered his trade value, as did the trade for Alonso.
- Yonder Alonso on First Pitch. - SiriusXM Sports
Alonso feels like he is a line drive hitter, so Petco Park shouldn't have much affect on him. He's ready to work. Hat tip: @Padres
- San Diego Padres (padres) on Twitter
Josh Byrnes attended his first tweetup at Bub's last night but everyone is keeping the happenings very close to their vest. Maybe Gaslamp Ballers Wonko or Darklighter do some Gaslamp Ballin' and write us a FanPost. [UPDATE] Oh look, while I was bitching Wonko wrote a recap.
Who wants to be bracelet buddies? - Twitpic
Gaslamp Baller jodes0405 was Gaslamp Ballin' last night. She made a baseball string bracelet and then tried to find similarly minded people to be her friends.
- Avenging Jack Murphy: Thomas Jefferson and Breakfasttown
AJM is talking crazy again, which is a good thing. One of our very first readers of Gaslamp Ball just told me this week that she really likes AJM's blog and adores his t-shirts. It hurt and I was jealous.
- Evaluating a strange offseason in San Diego
Myron from Friar Forecast summarizes the offseason for Hard Ball Times.