PADRES: New owners to alter in-game experience at Petco
Said Garfinkel: "Every game won't be the same. You won't come in the third inning and see the same feature and song every game. We'll try some things. Some things might work, some things might not. If they don't work, we don't do 'em again. If they work, we won't do them ad nauseam every single day, but we will throw them in once in a while to see if they still work."
- XX Sports Radio: Jerry Hairston Jr. Part 1 and Part 2 (MP3)
The Padres OF talks to Lee about being reacquired and getting to play with his brother Scott.
XX Sports Radio: Kyle Blanks Interview (MP3)
Coach caught up with Padres Outfielder Kyle Blanks to see how his off-season is going and looks ahead to Spring Training.
XX Sports Radio: Chase Headley Interview (MP3)
The (now permanent) third baseman of the Padres joins Joe and Ted to talk about the start to the upcoming season.
insidethepadres: Front office
* I've been to a lot of ballparks. Franken Friar is the strangest mascot I've seen. That's not a criticism, but I wish I could've been there when the Padres batted the idea around. Padres official No. 1: 'I like the monk, but we need to diversify his persona.' Padres official No. 2: 'Hey, I've got an idea. Let's make him a Gothic monster.' Padres official No. 1: 'Great. How about Frankenstein?'
Padres’ Blanks leaner, keener - SignOnSanDiego.com
"He’s not going to be modeling Calvin Klein underwear any time soon," said Jim Malone, the Padres’ strength and conditioning coach, "(But) When he walked in here a few weeks ago, he looked great. He’s definitely stronger ... probably stronger than he realizes."
"Latos not assured spot in rotation" by Padres Scorecard
Has Latos, who was 4-5 with a 4.62 ERA in 10 starts for the Padres last season, seen his stock slip?
Unfinished Business: Guess What Today Is...
"...we've got the Fan Fest tomorrow!!! I am so super excited!!! I can't believe that in 24 hours I'm going to be at Petco Park. I miss that place soo much, and I can't wait to be there. "
Padres Fan Fest Lineup " RJ's Fro
Fan Fest info.
friarhood.com - The Best of the 2010 Promotional Schedule
Remember when Matto used to participate here?
The Greatest 21 Days: 1990 CMC: Bob Scanlan, Mexican Relief - 233
"You really have to want to stay in the game to go down there," Scanlan told the North County Times in 2006. "Some of the towns you stay in are really small, and it's a challenge just to find food. But it's similar to winter ball in the passion they have for the game. Guys play ball down there because they love to play baseball." (Hat Tip to Friars on Cardboard)
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