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Around the Mission: 4/16 Padres Links

  • Padres honor Jackie and his post-baseball life | News
    Michael G. Long, author of the book "First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson," was the featured speaker Thursday at a luncheon recognizing Robinson's legacy

  • After Opening Day feast, it’s another day of famine at Petco Park -
    "The key, I think, is to not panic and worry about it," said Chase Headley

  • Young may be out longer than first expected -
    "We don’t want to put a mark on the calendar," said Black. "That’s not in the best interest of the pitcher when it’s an issue with a shoulder or an elbow."

  • Ump’s calls get under Latos’ lid -
    "When he was here, Jake Peavy said it’s hunt or be hunted," said Latos. "I’m here to hunt."

  • "Padres, Braves in colorful '84 duds " by Padres Scorecard
    "Makes me think of the '84 playoffs, Garry Templeton waving his hat around," said the younger Gwynn, recalling how the Padres shortstop fired up the crowd at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. "I've seen a lot of video of that. We used to watch that one all the time."

  • PADRES NOTES: Baseball's cost forces MLB to pay a price
    Gwynn said he believes the reason more inner-city kids choose other sports over baseball is because of the high price of equipment. Whereas basketball requires a ball and a pair of shoes, baseball players need cleats, gloves and bats.

  • PADRES: Adams' struggles as Braves win final game of series
    "That was my fault. I got away from being the type of pitcher that I am, and I can't let that happen. This team depends on me and all of the relievers to go out there and get outs."

  • Jackie Robinson Day, West Coast Style -- MLB FanHouse
    About 18 years ago, Garfinkel bought a framed photo of Robinson appearing in his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The black-and-white framed photograph cost $300, no small sum to the 23-year-old bartender in 1992.

  • It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First: Travel is Overrated
    In any event, it was a tough game against the Braves on Thursday. They did a great job of getting key hits with two outs, and we just weren't able to cash in on some big chances despite good at-bats and hard contact.

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: SPRING TRAINING AT-BATS
    "Since I haven't been able to play in a baseball game for a few weeks now I thought I would put up some Spring Training at-bats of mine that I found on YouTube. It helps remind me that I still play baseball."

  • Padres Postgame: Atlanta 6, Padres 2
    listen to postgame audio from Bud Black, Will Venable and Chase Headley

  • What's a Picture Worth?: Grounds Keeper Willie
    Until then, I will leave you with this...ballplayers are slobs, especially when it comes to things they put in their mouths.