Hacksaw: Rating the San Diego sports broadcasters
Who better to analyze San Diego teams and their broadcasters than a fellow broadcaster? Hacksaw takes a look at the Padres and Chargers broadcast talent.
PADRES: Padres tomahawk Braves chances
"I was just trying to put the ball in play," Eckstein said. "I was able to find a hole."
Eckstein: All Praise, No Production
David Eckstein. Affordable, yes. Productive, no. While the media throws hosannas at the Padres’ slick-fielding second baseman, Craig and Chris wonder if anyone else notices that he’s barely hitting .200 since the All-Star break
Friar John's Blog: Little bit of this, little bit of that
Friar John gives us some updates.
Padres mourn the loss of first Spanish broadcaster Mario Thomas | padres.com: Official Info
"The Padres are deeply saddened by the passing of former broadcaster Mario Thomas," said Padres President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Garfinkel. "His time with San Diego helped opened the doors of Major League Baseball for many Spanish-speaking broadcasters. Thomas' impact is still felt today by those who followed in his footsteps. He will be missed by all he influenced."
Padres name Jarrod Dillon as Vice President, Ticket Sales and Service | padres.com: Official Info
"Jarrod has established himself as a results-oriented and fan-focused leader in the industry and we're thrilled to add him to our leadership team," said Garfinkel. "Hiring Jarrod is an important step in our goal to build a model that provides the best value and experiences for our fans and season ticket holders."
Reliever Adams goes on DL
"Looking back," said Mike Adams Tuesday, "I probably shouldn't have been out there that day."
Padres bask in Latos' no-decision
"It was something (closer Heath) Bell told me before my first start," said Latos. "He said go out there before your start, take the mound, look around the stadium when there's nobody there and just get the feel of the ballpark. That got me relaxed."
Stauffer aims to end August swoon | padres.com: News
When Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer makes his fifth start in August, he will be trying to do something he hasn't been able to do this month. In his previous four starts, Stauffer has lasted just five innings and lost each time. When he takes the mound against the Braves on Wednesday, he hopes to pitch beyond the fifth and earn his first victory since July 30.
Padres don't waste Latos' gem | padres.com: News
Padres closer Heath Bell experienced a rare blown save against the Braves on Tuesday, costing starter Mat Latos a win after a brilliant outing. Although Latos didn't get the win, the Padres found a way to come out of the extra-inning battle with the 2-1 victory.
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